How do you respond to a patient asking about an advertised drug. - page 2

What response do you give a patient who asks about a specific advertised drug? IF it is a treatment for a diagnosis of theirs? IF not appropriate? Was wondering.... Read More

  1. by   AngelfireRN
    I'm with BlueDevil, if it's an appropriate treatment, I usually will let them give it a whirl. But if not, no go. Heck, I'll usually have samples.

    My issue is, once I explain the rationale for refusal, my patients will magically come up with a whole new symptom set that they've not mentioned since the clinic's inception, trying to qualify.

    I liken it to a little kid asking Daddy after Mama has said no.