Oscient Pharmaceuticals Completes Nationwide Sales Force Expansion

March 18, 2005

Oscient Pharmaceuticals has completed the expansion of its primary care sales force with the hiring of 150 new sales representatives. The 250-person sales team, led by 25 district managers, is calling on primary care physicians who account for 40 percent of fluoroquinolone prescriptions written for respiratory tract infections across the United States. As with the initial 100 sales representatives in place at launch, the newest hires have extensive pharmaceutical experience, an average of 5 years, and over two-thirds have sold anti-infectives previously.

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