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US Sunshine Act

New efforts to reveal the ties between doctors and drug firms

Nevertheless, the Sunshine law is likely to lead to at least one change. Firms already have data on each doctor’s prescriptions, points out Chris Wright of ZS Associates, a consultancy. The Sunshine law will also provide them with exhaustive data on how much they and their competitors spend to market drugs to that doctor. This will let firms track which type of marketing spurs the most prescriptions. Companies will not stop wooing doctors. They may simply get better at it. Pour lire l’article paru dans The Economist

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Distributions of Industry Payments to Massachusetts Physicians

We used Massachusetts data to characterize the distribution of payment types and the variation among medical specialties. We downloaded data from the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services,3 which compiles information on payments of $50 or more reported by drug and medical device companies from July 2009 through December 2011 (the most current data available) and aggregates the payments made to each physician : The federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act will soon require manufacturers to report most payments to physicians and teaching hospitals on a national level. Recently released rules indicate the intent to create a searchable system that …

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19/03/2013 – Le Think Tank Loi Bertrand a animé le déjeuner CJD Pharma : au menu Loi Bertrand et Sunshine Act

Bruno Moreau, directeur associé de Market iT, et Sébastien Pradeau, avocat spécialisé en droit de la santé, tous deux membres du Think Tank Loi Bertrand, ont animé mercredi 19 mars dernier la réunion du Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants d’Entreprises – Groupe Pharma. Alors que certains parlent d’une « application dure de la loi Bertrand » parce que le seuil de déclaration des avantages retomberait à 1€, le Think Tank a effectué une comparaison détaillée avec sa référence, le US Sunshine Act, afin de relativiser cette appréciation. En effet le Sunshine Act oblige à déclarer tout paiement ou transfert de valeurs, ce qui …

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