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Characterizing the relationship between free drug samples and prescription patterns for acne vulgaris and rosacea.

DOI: jamadermatol.2013.9715  PMCID: PMC4024076  PMID: 24740450  

Describing the relationship between the availability of free prescription drug samples and dermatologists’ prescribing patterns on a national scale can help inform policy guidelines on the use of free samples in a physician’s office.

Hurley MP,  Stafford RS,  Lane AT

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