Merck Ophthalmics

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology' started by Anonymous, Feb 28, 2007 at 5:30 PM.

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Does anyone know if they are detailing Trusopt and Cosopt?
    Do they have anything else in the bag in ophthalmics? Any reps? How many?
    Thanks
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Only Trusopt and Cosopt, nothing else. There are reps, dont think they have any counterparts. Probably about 90 nationwide. Trusopt is generally flatlined bc the class is virtually last choice as adjunctive therapy. Cosopt is growing bc doctors really like combo therapy, and this is the only one that is used mainstream (but still as adjunctive therapy). Good luck!
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Both Cosopt and Trusopt suck! Both burn and sting, and Cosopt being part Timolol/beta blocker, there are issues w many patients such as those w Asthma, COPD, sulfa allergies etc. Both products going down hill.
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Trusopt is flat, Cosopt is going down the drain with the arrival of Combigan (Allergan) In europe the already started to pull out of ophthalmology. Nothing in the pipeline, in a few years the ophthalmic division will be history, even in the USA.

    Go for Allergan, that's the past, present and future in ophthalmology!
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    That is so much Bull** Who the hell do you think you are?? Allergan is Not the past, present, future. Combigan is a friggin joke! The doctors laugh at it. No place to put it.... Doctors are feeling that they've been lied to for years with the BS about not using a beta-blocker, all of the different %'s of Alphagan (.2, .15, .1) and bak is the worst preservative to use on the cornea. Lets get the story straight. And the COST?
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    this should be in allergan
    alphagan should be three times a day and beta blockers work q am
    allergan has been bad mouthing beta blockers since betagan went generic
    generic beta blockers are $5 a month and so is generic alphagan
    combigan is third tier
    cosopt has a proven track record and will be cheap next year when it goes generic
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    damn straight, combigan sucks and it's tanking in my territory. I laugh as i see my share rise and their's stay stagnant. docs are beginning to see the redness and the BS they have been fed.
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    is there still anybody at merck internally that is in ophthalmology? is there still an internal team there?
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    yes there is. Merck is still dedicated to ophthlamology
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Dedicated??? Wll not quite. Sales force (or whats left of them) will be done 9/30/08. Don't know what or when this group will ever be back together again.
     
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    they will, don't you worry you're pretty little head about it.
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    10/1/2008 Good Bye!
     
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    It was fun while it lasted, great company (division), great people, great products...hopefully we'll meet up again in the future.
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Cheers to that, this was the best job.... didn't even feel like a job to me. If there is a new product in the future, I'd come back.
     
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Does anyoen know where Merk manufactures (location) its ophthalmics for US distribution (or used to at least)?