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Pharma Compliance Info Time for some New Zealand sunshine? Global

Time for some New Zealand sunshine?

Mandatory disclosure of financial payments was made law in the US in 2010 by the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA).Pharma Compliance Info Time for some New Zealand sunshine? Global
All payments individual US doctors or their institutions have received are available through OpenPaymentsData. Since the US legislation has been enacted, Australia and European countries have either enacted or begun to enact similar legislation.
The situation in New Zealand, however, remains that we do not have a mechanism for disclosure of payments to doctors from industry. Together with colleagues from the University of Auckland, we set out the issues in an editorial in the New Zealand Medical Journal in March 2015. We argued that the time was now right for New Zealand to enact a physician payment sunshine act. The response to our editorial from government and the pharmaceutical industry was that existing self-regulation structures were sufficient.
We remain confident that, as other countries enact planned legislation in this area, there will be increasing pressure for New Zealand to follow suit and, in doing so, shed more sunshine on the industry–doctor/researcher relationship.

To read the article by Professor Tim Stokes

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