Doctors Ditch Drug Samples to Avoid Influencing Treatment

Who doesn't like freebies, especially when it comes to pricey pills? But free medication samples, which at first glance look like a win-win-win situation for manufacturers, doctors and patients, can have hidden costs. Doctors might pick a sub-optimal drug simply because they have a sample. Plus, only makers of expensive brand-name drugs are doling out samples. And leaving pharmacists out of the equation might raise the risk of errors. "Doctors think they're saving their patients money and...Full Story
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