Eli Lilly Fires Pharmaceutical Employee For Writing Unflattering Book About Pay

Eli Lilly & Co. said on Monday it fired an employee who wrote a book about his tenure as a Pfizer Inc. sales representative which boasted about how little he worked and how much money he earned. Company spokesman Philip Belt said Jamie Reidy, author of the recently released "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman", was terminated because the book advocated actions that were in violation of Lilly's policies.

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