Hi Mark,

I've just browsed through the 2010/2011 'Parexel's Bio/Pharmaceutical
R&D Statistical Sourcebook ' and do not see Nurses as a category for
promotional spending.  Overall R&D spending, yes, including lists of
top-selling drugs, # of prescriptions, etc.  
Here's another citation which may be of interest:  

Nurses and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Part 1  .Douglas P. Olsen PhD,
RN . AJN, American Journal of Nursing January 2009; Volume 109 Number
1,Pages 36 - 39 

Good luck!
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Hi. I'm not having any luck finding figures/statistics on pharma
promotional spending specifically on nurses. I've checked articles like
the following; although they pertain to pharma companies and nurses,
they either have statistics for pharma promotional spending as a whole
(as a percentage of total budget), or don't have any dollar figures at
all. Thanks in advance for any help, Mark.

Crock, E. (2009). Ethics of pharmaceutical company relationships with
the nursing profession: no free lunch...and no more pens?. Contemporary
Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession, 33(2), 202-209.

Civaner, M., Sarikaya, O., Alici, S., & Bozkurt, G. (2008). Exposing
nursing students to the marketing methods of pharmaceutical companies.
Nursing Ethics, 15(3), 396-410.

"Big Pharma's Nurse Will See You Now: Drug companies are hiring RNs to
educate patients--and boost marketing" at

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