TSB is not going to name names, but for those of you that have attempted to sell or have sold in the Washington DC area, taking a shot at getting your business into this facility is like taking a shot at breaking into Fort Knox. Let's face facts, Medtronic has used this facility as a breeding ground. TSB does not have to change the names to protect the innocent. This has been going on for many years. We know who you are!
The unfortunate result of this investigation is that it does not go back far enough to implicate those that have served their time working for the government that have reaped the financial benefit of aligning themselves with Medtronic. How absurd is it that highly educated individuals develop a sudden lapse in memory, or deflect the blame on some perceived bureaucratic flaw? If it was some drugged out, alcoholic bum, TSB would give them the benefit of the doubt, but an educated surgeon, mind boggling. Is there no honor amongst thieves?
In response to the ongoing promotional work being done by spine surgeons across the country, TSB suggests that at this years meeting NASS mandates that all surgeons' working as a consultant or having a vested interest in any company must wear a shirt with each company's logo so that we don't have to waist our time talking to them. It would make life a lot simpler! TSB wants to know what our readers think?