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Free Drug Samples Have Hidden Drawbacks

A recent issue of Consumer Reports magazine had a warning about accepting free samples of medicine from your doctor. The magazine pointed out three potential drawbacks:

  1. You might not get printed instructions showing possible side effects and precautions.
  2. The medication won’t be entered into your pharmacist’s database, which screens for harmful interaction or duplication with other drugs you may be taking. Also, you may not be notified of a recall of that medication.
  3. The drug might not be the best choice for you. Manufacturers typically give doctors samples of the drugs they’re trying to promote — usually the newest and most expensive drugs, not necessarily the most effective drug in that category.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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