Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pharmacies suspected of selling free samples

From CBC News:
The P.E.I. Pharmacy Board is looking for help from the public to find out if some pharmacies on the Island are selling for full price drugs that were provided as samples to doctors.

The doctors get the samples for free from drug companies. The pharmacy board hasn't been able to prove it, but board registrar Neila Auld has heard enough stories to convince her samples are being sold.

Auld told CBC News on Monday she wants the public to be aware of what to look for.

"They aren't supposed to be sold through pharmacies; they're supposed to be provided through physicians as a sample," said Auld.

"I think it's happening. I think it's happening here and I think it's happening elsewhere." ...more

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