DrugSample.org® functions as a real-time perpetual inventory system that streamlines the sample tracking process. Hospital owned clinics are able to comply with The Joint Commission’s recommendations on handling medication samples. DrugSample.org is a perpetual inventory system available as a SaaS (Software as a Service) subscription.
Of the $29 billion spent by the pharmaceutical industry to promote its products, over 60 percent, or about $18 billion a year goes to “free” samples. Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Standards for samples require that samples be stored and dispensed with the same protections required for medications dispensed by the pharmacy. Samples require proper labeling and tracking and must be retrievable in the event of a recall.