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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Some are worried the Fed will announce that it’s going to stop -- or at least slow --  its stimulative bond-buying program. Others are worried the buying will continue. But it’s not solely inflation they’re worried about. Next, tech companies are taking ownership – and therefore control – of everything from the cloud to so-called dark fibers. Finally, GlaxoSmithKline says it will stop paying doctors to push its drugs and will stop rewarding its sales reps to push doctors to push their drugs. But just what is this “sales rep” and what is her or his role?

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Drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline is going to stop paying doctors worldwide for speaking engagements. And it'll stop setting targets for its drug reps.
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