Associated Press, October 28, 2009

Medical practitioners presented ardent and disparate views to a Vermont state panel reviewing the merits of free medicine samples provided at doctors' offices, the Associated Press reports. Curbing or even eliminating the free samples could be the next stop for Vermont, a state that already holds drug companies accountable for their marketing efforts. The Vermont attorney general's office held the hearing, part of a broader study to be submitted to the state Legislature in December.

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