Working with your doctor and other health care professionals is essential to gaining the real-world information we need to deliver treatment choices that improve the health of patients.
There are four main ways that health care professionals help us to help patients:
Research and Development
They help us research and develop treatment choices for patients.
Health care professionals and research institutions collaborate with Pfizer and other biopharmaceutical companies to discover new medicines and study how they work.
They give us professional advice.
Input and advice from experienced health care professionals is critical to advancing research and development and helps us to better understand the needs of health care providers and patients.
They help to educate other professionals.
Pfizer engages experienced health care professionals as speakers to educate their peers about health conditions and share promotional information about our medicines.
We exchange information with them about our medicines.
Members of Pfizer's field medical and sales forces meet with health care professionals in the office to discuss new and relevant information about our medicines.
Pfizer believes it is appropriate and ethical to fairly compensate health care professionals for the work they do on our behalf. Pfizer does not pay health care professionals for prescribing our medicines or as an inducement for promoting our products.