General Discussion

Discussion boards of general interest for those in the pharma, biotech, medical device, and related industries

  1. Important: Board Posting Policies

    Important: Please read the posting guidelines here before posting to our message boards. Thank you for your cooperation.
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  2. Ask the Webmaster

    Please post questions for the webmaster here, and she will answer them as soon as possible. If you need a quicker response, please email the webmaster at webmaster@cafepharma.com
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  3. CP Group Discussion

    Regular discussion topics that may be of interest to the cafepharma community. Join in the anonymous exchange. If you have an idea for a future discussion topic please contact us here.
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  4. Cafepharma Surveys

    Forum for results and discussion of surveys of cafepharma users.
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  5. The Darkened Sample Closet

    This is a place to get together with other drug reps and discuss the industry. So pull up a chair and stay a while. Anonymous posting is allowed. For company-specific discussions, please check out our anonymous company boards.
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  6. Other News You Can Use

    Our news editors will be adding links to useful and interesting off-topic articles - feel free to comment/discuss on the links.
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  7. Healthcare Reform Discussions

    The reform of the US healthcare system will have a major impact on the our industry. Please use this forum to discuss these issues. Posts discussing other political issues should be made on one of the political forums instead of this one.
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  8. Cafepharma Playground

    There is more to life than your job, so come to the Cafepharma Playground when you need a break and want to talk about whatever is on your mind. Registered posting only
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  9. Ask Dr. Dave

    A moderated forum to discuss rep/doctor interaction and other issues with a practicing physician.
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  10. In the Pipe

    This is a place to discuss all aspects of drugs in development. Often those in the field are a source of overlooked wisdom in assessing the value of a new drug. If this section becomes popular, it is possible that we may give it its own section on the site. Please feel free to post links to relevant information about new drugs. This board will currently allow anonymous posting, and posts will go live immediately. However, we do ask that you keep discussions on topic. Please understand that we will delete threads/posts that do not provide a useful discussion of new drugs in the pipeline.
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  11. MyPharma

    This moderated forum is a place for anyone to share new or innovative ideas for how to improve the pharmaceutical industry. This may include such things as improved compensation plans, sales structures, or even complete company organizations. Any aspect of the business is up for discussion, organization, marketing, human resources, manufacturing, etc. Maybe you can become the next great pharma visionary.
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  12. Sports Talk

    Here's a place to hang out and chat about sports with your fellow reps.
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  13. Fitness and Nutrition

    By request, here is a board for discussion of topics such as exercise, nutrition, and diet.
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  14. Political Discussions

    Here's a board to use for all your election 2016 and other political discussions. Please remember that our board posting policies still apply here!
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  15. The Politics of Healthcare

    This board is for discussions about the effects of politics on the healthcare industry (pharmaceutical, device, etc). The board is moderated and posts will be reviewed before going live. Posts should be related to the subject matter and simple unsupported attacks on other users or others’ views will not be allowed.
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  16. Financial Forum

    Have a question or advice regarding financial planning, retirement planning, buying a house, taxes, etc.? Try it here. Remember, please use this forum as a starting place for information, but please remember to consult a financial professional before making serious financial decisions. Please also remember that none of the message boards should be used for advertising or other business solication.
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  17. How do I...

    Do you have questions on how to use the message boards? Want to know how to post, how to insert links, post polls, change your user options, etc.? Simply post your question here and we will answer as soon as possible.
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  18. Tricks of the Trade

    Come here to share and learn techniques for improving your effectiveness in the field. Do you have a tried and true method for approaching a difficult doctor, or do you have a question about the best way to close? Post here!
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  19. Industry Veterans

    This board is for reps that have been in the industry for 10 years or more. Newer reps may also post questions, etc., but please be respectful of those with experience.
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  20. Tell Me About Your Company

    Here's the place to ask other reps about their company's culture, policies, etc. Find out where you would be a good fit.
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  21. Industry Rumors

    This is the place to find out about the latest "unofficial" news in the industry. Remember, these are only rumors!
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  22. Hidden Jobs

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  23. Job-Seekers

    Are you trying to break into the pharmaceutical industry? Here you will find others in the same boat. This is a great place to share your experiences and tips for networking, interviewing, and more.
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  24. Dealing with Your Manager

    Need help dealing with a difficult manager? Solicit advice from your fellow reps here.
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  25. MSL Board

    This board is for Medical Science Liasons in the pharmaceutical industry.
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