Free Samples – Cashing In On Dementia

The Mini Mental Status Exam has been a fairly quick and standardized way of screening for dementia. Clinics, hospitals and nursing homes have used it since the 1970’s – for free. Now its creators are asking for $1.23 per use, or they’ll take us all to court.

It’s like free samples from multinational pharmaceutical companies and neighborhood drug dealers: Give it away, and once they get dependent on it, make them pay…

Copyright and Open Access at the Bedside — NEJM.

via Copyright and Open Access at the Bedside — NEJM.

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