Nav Persaud

Nav Persaud is a family doctor and research scientist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

Who pays for “free” medication samples?

A student recently started one of my patients on the oral contraceptive pill YAZ. When I asked why that particular birth control pill was chosen instead of all the alternatives, I was shocked by the response: “We have samples.” The student was referring to the medication samples that are delivered to clinics by representatives of…