- Doctors and drug companies, Let the sunshine in
The Economist, Mar 2nd 2013
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Doctors, drug companies and patients… Let the sunshine in
Five shady ways Big Pharma may be influencing your doctor
” Until 2010, when the Physician Payments Sunshine Act passed, requiring doctors to disclose payments, the only thing better than working for Pharma was being a doctor wined and dined by Pharma…. … Trips to resorts and strip clubs will likely continue to diminish under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, but there are many other ways, often sneaky, that Pharma can entice doctors to prescribe its expensive, patent drugs. ”
Read 5 shady ways Big Pharma may be influencing your doctor
by Martha Rosenberg, 23 Jan 2014.
New efforts to reveal the ties between doctors and drug firms
The earnings picture may be cloudy today in the drug business, but sun is shining in from another quarter. Today is the first day of data-gathering for the newly implemented Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
Read : Sunshine Act in today’s pharma forecast as mandate takes effect
1 Aug 2013.
More transparency on doctors’ lucrative industry ties?
” This month American regulators released rules to implement a so-called Sunshine law designed to improve transparency. France passed a similar law in 2011. Firms in Britain are planning voluntary disclosures. By 2015 more than 70% of drug sales will be in countries with such measures, according to Deloitte, a consultancy. ”
Read New efforts to reveal the ties between doctors and drug firms : Let the sunshine in, Mar 2nd 2013.
Feds to Publicize Drug and Device Company Payments to Doctors Next Year
” After years of anticipation, all of the nation’s drug and medical device makers must soon begin publicly reporting payments they make to U.S. physicians, according to final regulations announced this month by the federal government. ”
Read Feds to Publicize Drug and Device Company Payments to Doctors Next Year by Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber