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Most Free Drug Samples Go to Wealthy and Insured
Date:1/3/2008

ny uninsured and underinsured patients do not receive their medical care from office-based practitioners," Johnson said. "As important as free pharmaceutical samples are in improving health care, they represent one -- not the only -- option for patients in need," he added.

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For more information on access to care, visit the Kaiser Family Foundation.



SOURCES: Sarah Cutrona, M.D., M.P.H., a physician, Cambridge Health Alliance, instructor, medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston; David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.; February, 2008, American Journal of Public Health, statement Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; April 26, 2007, New England Journal of Medicine


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