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Les dispositions anti-corruption et lancement d’alerte de la loi Sapin II largement validées par le Conseil Constitutionnel

Le Conseil Constitutionnel a rendu, le 8 décembre dernier, sa décision relative à la loi Sapin II. De nombreuses dispositions ont été censurées – 27 articles au total – notamment en tant que cavaliers. Les dispositions relatives à l’anti-corruption ont pour leur part été largement validées. En tout état de cause, il est important que les entreprises puissent se mettre rapidement en ordre de marche s’agissant de leur mise en conformité et particulièrement avec les articles 17 et suivants qui ne nécessitent pas de textes d’application pour la partie relative aux plans de prévention. Pour lire l’article de Blandine Fauran

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Doctors’ billings: Transparency is the best medicine

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Ontario’s privacy watchdog has ordered the province to publish the names of the 100 doctors whose billings to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan are highest. An adjudicator, ruling on an access-to-information request from the Toronto Star, said the billings are “not personal information” and, even if they were, it would be in the public interest to reveal them. The Ontario Medical Association, which represents the province’s 28,000 physicians, opposed release of the data, saying it could be misconstrued. (Billings are not salaries but gross payments from which doctors must pay office overhead, benefits and pension.). The OMA has not yet …

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In science, follow the money – if you can

In science as in politics, most people agree that transparency is essential. Top journals now require authors to disclose their funding sources so that readers can judge the possibility of bias, and the British Medical Journal recently required authors to disclose their data as well so that experts can run independent analyses of the results. But as transparency becomes the standard, many academics are resisting the trend without pushback from their universities. After researcher Wei-Hock Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics was caught taking money from fossil fuel companies while claiming that climate change is not happening, the Smithsonian …

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Dollars for Docs in Slovakia : Transparency International Slovakia

About Transparency International Slovakia The main goal of this portal is to objectively and clearly inform the public about the relations between doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Aiming to increase transparency, the Slovak Ministry of Health introduced the idea of publishing information about relations between doctors and pharmaceutical companies in 2011. However, the information is diluted into the websites of three different institutions, which disempowers the patient in search of it. Our portal brings forward a unified source of information about the relations between and pharmaceutical companies. The database allows one to look for information by name or the doctor’s workplace, …

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