…drug trafficking…


While waiting to see a doctor in one of the hospitals here in Manila, I twice witnessed this ritual of doctors’ assistants lining up in a specified waiting area to receive packages of medicines from various pharmaceutical representatives who were there to offer trial samples. I suppose this is a more orderly way to dispense the free samples of drugs rather than having salespeople making appointments throughout the day when the doctor’s time is better spent seeing his/her patients…

Until next time!