Role filled in November 2009 - Pharma Hospital Specialist Jobs

Covering the following locations: Enfield, Harrow, London North West, Twickenham, Southall, London West, London West Central, Watford

Hospital Specialist

TERRITORY: North West London

PRODUCTS: Lipitor & Inspra

CLIENTS - Hospitals:- Cardiologists, Nurses

Lipitor tablets contain the active ingredient atorvastatin, which is a type of medicine called a statin. It works by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver. (NB. Atorvastatin is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.)

For the sake of simplicity, there are two sorts of cholesterol; a 'bad' sort called low density lipoprotein (LDL) and a 'good' sort called high density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is deposited in the arteries and increases the risk of heart disease by clogging and narrowing the arteries (atherosclerosis), while HDL actually protects the arteries against this.

Atorvastatin decreases the production of LDL cholesterol by blocking the action of the enzyme in the liver (called HMG-CoA reductase) that is responsible for its production. This decreases the amount of cholesterol in the liver cells, which causes them to take up LDL cholesterol from the blood. The decreased cholesterol production and increased removal of LDL cholesterol from the blood ultimately results in lowered blood cholesterol levels.

As the body produces most cholesterol at night, statins are generally more effective if taken at night.

Atorvastatin also causes a small decrease in the production of other 'bad fats' in the blood called triglycerides, and a small increase in the level of HDL cholesterol. This results in lowered levels of 'bad fats' and raised levels of 'good fats' in the blood.

Statins have an important role in the prevention of coronary heart disease. They reduce the risk of excess cholesterol being deposited in the major blood vessels of the heart. Any blockage in the blood vessels limits the amount of blood and therefore oxygen being carried to the heart muscle. This can cause chest pain (angina) and in severe cases can result in a heart attack (myocardial infarction).

Statins also reduce the risk of stroke by decreasing the risk of excess cholesterol being deposited in the blood vessels leading to the brain. These fat deposits can cause blockage and therefore limit blood and oxygen supply to certain parts of the brain.

Atorvastatin is used to lower cholesterol and other bad fats in people who have high levels either due to genetics (familial hypercholesterolaemia) or as a result of diet and lifestyle. This helps to reduce the risk of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and the problems described above that this can cause.

Atorvastatin can also be used to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes, regardless of their cholesterol levels. It has been shown to reduce the risk of needing procedures to improve blood supply to the heart, such as a balloon dilation of an artery or a heart bypass graft. It also reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease.

Inspra belongs to a group of medicines known as selective aldosterone blocking agents. These blocking agents inhibit the action of aldosterone, a substance produced within the body, which controls your blood pressure and heart function. High levels of aldosterone can cause changes in your body that lead to heart failure.

Inspra can help prevent worsening heart failure after a heart attack, in combination with other drugs that are used to treat your heart failure.


Paquete Trabajo

Competitve package on offer

Perfil Personal

Ideally seeking an experienced hospital representative. Will consider strong GP/Hospital representatives.
Cardiovascular experience would be an advantage

Proceso de Entrevista

1st Interview on patch with RBM

2nd Interview Assessment Day which involves -
- Business plan and presentation
- Clinical paper review
- Sales role play
- CBI

* Guía Salario
£Competative
North West London
Job Ref: 36756

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