A new twist on sunshine: Disclosures may also fall under state consumer fraud statutes

Most physicians are aware of the obligations that drug and device manufacturers have to disclose to CMS their financial relationships with physicians as part of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. The act required collection of payment data as of Aug. 1.Now a recent state enforcement action has presented a new twist on disclosing these relationships by imposing an obligation on physicians to disclose to their patients their financial relationships with pharmaceutical and device companies.In what is believed to be the first time such an action occurred, the Oregon Department of (Read more...)

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