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! Mindy [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mark Vrabel Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 9:03 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: ?: Statistics on drug company promotional spending on nurses 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 http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_24/b3988092.htm Mark Vrabel, MLS, AHIP, ELS Information Resources Supervisor Oncology Nursing Society 125 Enterprise Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214 P412-859-6289 (phone) 412-859-6160 (fax) twitter.com/ONSmark [log in to unmask] Oncology Nursing Society Where Oncology Nurses Connect This message (and any associated files) is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential, subject to copyright or constitutes a trade secret. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any dissemination, copying or distribution of this message, or files associated with this message, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer. Messages sent to and from us may be monitored. Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. Therefore, we do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions that are present in this message, or any attachment, that have arisen as a result of e-mail transmission. If verification is required, please request a hard-copy version. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the company.