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Do medication samples jeopardize patient safety?

Franks AS, Ray S' M, Wallace LS, et al. Do medication samples jeopardize patient safety? Ann Pharmacother. 2009;43(1):51-6. doi:10.1345/aph.1L362.

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January 28, 2009
Franks AS, Ray S' M, Wallace LS, et al. Ann Pharmacother. 2009;43(1):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.

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Franks AS, Ray S' M, Wallace LS, et al. Do medication samples jeopardize patient safety? Ann Pharmacother. 2009;43(1):51-6. doi:10.1345/aph.1L362.