Truth is anyone who works for pharmaceutical companies as a sales rep has bribed a doctor. Whether intentionally or unintentionally it happens every single day. Physicians who receive gifts, payments for speeches, trips for "learning" are all being bribed. As a person who was one of those so called "scum bags" that was convicted of kick backs in the last few years I have seen the good and bad of health care. I also see MAJOR hypocrisy. The line between a bribe and a sales pitch is razor thin. In the eyes of the law if you have ever asked for a physician for business and have provided anything as small as a lunch then you have committed a felony.