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