Pharma giants to create databases on gifts to physicians

Kondro, Wayne
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/18/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 11, p1118
Academic Journal
The article reports that drug firms Eli Lilly & Co. and Merck & Co. Inc. will create in 2009 Internet databases listing their payments to physicians. Lilly is planning to list gifts made to doctors who serve as company speakers or advisors. The company also hopes to expand the database by 2011 to include all data required by bipartisan legislation. Merck claims it will reveal speaking fees.


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