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					Prescribing choices of residents with and
without sample access
Product               No sample         Sample             p
                      access (%)        access (%)
Unadvertised          73                65                 0.04
Advertised            27                35
Inexpensive           64                57                 0.08
Expensive             36                43
Available over the    39                25                 0.003
counter
Available by          61                75
prescription
Generically           60                54                 0.13
available
Available by trade    40                46
name only


                                      Adair RF et al. Am J Med 2005; 118:881-884.

                Drug samples influence resident prescribing [Rheumawire > News;
                                                                   Aug 8, 2005]
Prescribing choices of residents with and
without sample access
Product                 No sample        Sample            p
                        access (%)       access (%)
NSAIDs                  90               82                0.10
COX-2 inhibitors        10               18
Tricyclic               45               38                0.33
antidepressants
Newer                   55               62
antidepressants
H2 blockers             27               15                0.15
Proton pump             73               85
inhibitors
Angiotensin-            73               72                0.63
converting enzyme
inhibitor
Angiotensin             27               28
receptor blocker
Metformin               100              86                0.59
Thiazolidinedione       0                14
                                        Adair RF et al. Am J Med 2005; 118:881-884.
                  Drug samples influence resident prescribing [Rheumawire > News;
                                                                     Aug 8, 2005]

				
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