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Journal Article

Do medication samples jeopardize patient safety?

Franks AS, Ray S' M, Wallace LS, et al. The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 2009;43:51-6.

Prior research has demonstrated that health literacy is directly linked to comprehension of medication instructions. This study found that sample medications lacked instructions that could be understood by patients with average or low health literacy, which could predispose to adverse drug events.