Saving the sample closet
Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Jan;14(1):11.
Wow! Throw up a little difficulty and the anti-patient forces throw out the baby with the bath water (see “Closing the Sample Closet,” Letters, November/December 2006, in response to “Taming the Sample Closet,” October 2006). I find it amazing that physicians fear the influence of pharmaceutical reps and samples to the detriment of their patients. I realize that the availability of samples is not problem-free, most notably the amount of time it requires to maintain a sample closet (my staff does everything except dispense the medications), but I can't help but think that the reaction is self-flagellation for some ill-defined sin thrust on doctors by politically correct-ophiles. Doctors, won't you just step up and act like responsible adults?
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