Use of Pharmaceutical Samples: Key Considerations-1.0 CH/Rx 1.0 CH


Institute for Nurse Practitioner Excellence


This program is designated for 1.0 contact hour NP CE credit with 1.0 ch pharmacology by the Institute for NP Excellence, an AANP Approved Provider (130325).  The course is designed to help learners consider the range of issues related to dispensing pharmaceutical samples in their practice. Valid through 8/31/2019. Refer questions to


This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.


  • Discuss the evidence regarding use of pharmaceutical samples as related to issues such as clinical decision making, safety, costs.
  • Articulate beliefs regarding whether or not to dispense pharmaceutical samples, citing evidence from literature and practice.
  • Formulate strategies to optimize safety and efficiency related to pharmaceutical sampling, if implemented.