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Free drug samples carry risks for children
Date:10/5/2008

c children, and free sample receipt was positively associated with markers reflecting access to health care. The authors concluded that free sample distribution does not equalize medication access for needy children.

Dr. Cutrona, a physician at Cambridge Health Alliance and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, commented, "New medications are frequently released before their safety profile is fully understood, and samples tend to be newer medications. Free samples encourage the casual use of medications in our children before enough is known about potential harm. As a mother of young children, I find that very concerning."

Senior author Dr. Neal LeLeiko, director of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Hasbro Children's Hospital, and a professor of pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, added, "Previous findings in adults strongly suggest that free drug samples serve as a marketing tool. Our study shows that samples can pose a serious and unappreciated risk to our children."


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