New US law applies 'sunshine' to physician payments and gifts from drug, device industries

Woodward, Cal
July 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/13/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 10, pE467
Academic Journal
The article reports on a new U.S. law that requires pharmaceutical industries and biologic firms to disclose billions of dollars of payments and in-kinds to physicians and researchers totaling 100 dollars a year or more. It states that the law was incorporated by the U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama to let patients and the public know several financial ties between physicians and the pharmaceutical industries. It says that companies should start collecting the information in 2012.


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