Drug samples stored in sales rep garages and living rooms!
The Prescription Drug Marketing Act states that all drug samples have to be stored by manufacturers or sales representatives under conditions that will maintain their stability, integrity, and effectiveness and will assure that the drug samples are free of contamination, deterioration, and adulteration.
The Act also states that drug manufacturers or distributors shall conduct at least annually complete and accurate inventories of all drug samples in the possession of manufacturers and sales reps.
The reality is that every day drug reps store box after box filled with drugs that can be lethal to any two-year old in living rooms and garages. Those garages may in the summer reach a temperature of 120 degrees F. Hardly a suitable place.
How do we know this? Novartis sales reps are spilling their guts, over here.
In light of these shocking new allegations the American public has a new worry: Are drug samples safe to use?
Would you use a drug that has been sitting in someone's private garage for six months?
I certainly wouldn't.