Patrick O?Hara

Patrick O?Hara is head of marketing and sales for CSSC, Inc., a global validation and regulatory services provider.


Policing CRM Sampling

Parma sales reps have long been using customer relationship management (CRM) systems to detail doctors and provide them with samples. But it was not until late 2000, when FDA initiated the final rule of 21 CFR Part 203 and 205, enforcing the Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA) of 1987, that the industry grew attentive to the regulations governing CRM systems, also known as sales force automation (SFA) or sales force effectiveness (SFE) systems.