Table 1.

Main reasons for distributing drug samples to patients: N = 579 dispensers.

REASONDISPENSERS, N (%)
Helping a patient with financial needs489 (84)
Testing tolerance and efficacy of a drug395 (68)
Providing immediate relief of an ailment295 (51)
Facilitating adherence to a drug regimen223 (39)
Pharmacy is not accessible205 (35)
Caring for patients109 (19)
Other29 (5)