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Costs of Care (old)

Who Do Free Drug Samples Benefit?

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According to a study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, free pharmaceutical samples benefit drug manufacturers and encourage doctors to prescribe high-cost name-brand pharmaceuticals as opposed to low-cost generic drugs. Eric Meslin, Ph.D., discusses why free drug samples may not save patients money in the long run.