A National Survey of the Frequency of Drug Company Detailing Visits and Free Sample Closets in Practices Delivering Primary Care

JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Apr 1;180(4):592-595. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.6770.


This study describes the number and type of clinical offices receiving detailing visits and free drug samples from pharmaceutical companies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Drug Costs
  • Drug Industry / economics*
  • Humans
  • Marketing of Health Services / economics*
  • Office Visits*
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Prescription Drugs / economics*
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States


  • Prescription Drugs