A major pharmaceutical company has fired one of its sales managers after he called drugs “a big bucket of money," CNBC's Mike Huckman reported.
Mike Zubillaga, a former regional oncology drug sales director at AstraZeneca, lost his job after sending the unauthorized message in a newsletter to his reps, Huckman said.
The newsletter was designed to be a motivational tool but led instead to a public outcry after bloggers drew attention to this quote:
“Do not take no for an answer," Zubillaga said. "There is a bucket of money sitting in every doctor’s office. Every time you go in . . . you reach your hand in the bucket and grab a handful.”