"what your not going to give me the samples of those little blue pills" yep like that was the most important part of the visit.
i have seen the good and the bad of samples and truthfully a lot a patient’s believe they have the right to have them supplied. truthfully i have worked with a large amount of patients that those samples were a god send. gimme, gimme, gimme: sounds about right. it’s not all the drug rep’s fault; there is the doctor and the patient that also went merely down that path.
only one doctor i know ever did the professional courtesy thing... it was much appreciated.
as for the attitude of entitlement: i have seen/heard patients in the clinic that stated if i have to wait that long i’ll just go to the er. i have heard this same thing over and over the last 20 years. when something is gained at no cost and comes with rewards, of course, it will grow out of control.