You’ll need a license to rep

The lede:

The Washington, D.C., city council last month became the first legislative body in the nation to approve the licensing of drug reps. At press time, the bill was awaiting the signature of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, who supports the legislation.

The measure, dubbed SafeRx, would require detailers to pay a licensure fee, adhere to an ethics code, receive continuing education and refrain from misleading doctors about drugs. Sales reps could be fined up to $10,000 for operating without a license.

The whole shebang.