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PLoS Med. 2009 May 5;6(5):e1000074. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000074. Epub 2009 May 12.

No more free drug samples?

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  • 1Center on Medicine as a Profession, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America. sc2254@columbia.edu

Abstract

Susan Chimonas and Jerome Kassirer argue that giving out "free" drug samples is not effective in improving drug access for the indigent, does not promote rational drug use, and raises the cost of care.

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PMC2669216
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