Free Drug Samples from a Doctor Sound Good, But They May Be Too New and Too Expensive

Publication: The Plain Dealer

Author: Diane Suchetka


09/08/2009 - It's time we resurrected the anti-drug slogan "Just Say No" -- this time to protect us from a different menace: the one lurking in our doctors' cupboards of free samples.

Why say no to something that can treat an illness, save a trip to the drugstore and doesn't cost a dime? What's not to like about that?

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That doesn't mean they're not safe, says Allan Coukell, director of the Pew Prescription Project, a program of the Pew Charitable Trusts that promotes drug safety. "We just don't know the whole story."

Read the full article Free Drug Samples from a Doctor Sound Good, But They May Be Too New and Too Expensive on The Plain Dealer's Web site.

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