Physician Payment Sunshine Act

Impact of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act on State Regulations: Where Federal Overrules State

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA) was not established to replace state laws, but to build on them and remove redundancies. The PPSA requires “applicable manufacturers,” defined as “a manufacturer of a covered drug, device, biological, or medical supply,” to disclose payments and additional transfers of value to physicians or teaching hospitals. The Act defines…

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Impact of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act on State Regulations: Adoption of General Compliance Programs, Data Mining, DOJ Compliance

In addition to the gift ban laws discussed in our last series post, certain states require drug companies to adopt general compliance programs. Both Connecticut and California require drug companies to adopt such programs in accordance with the Office of Inspector General’s “Compliance Program Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.” There are several elements in the guidance…

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Impact of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act on State Regulations: Gift Ban Laws

In the first part of our Physician Payment Sunshine Act blog series, the experienced pharmaceutical litigation lawyers at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. discussed existing disclosure laws of several jurisdictions. The disclosure of high-cost gifts was one of the stipulations of these laws, but there are also states which have established laws banning certain…

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Impact of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act on State Regulations: Disclosure Laws

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 includes, among its provisions, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA), which generally requires that pharmaceutical companies disclose payments to physicians for the marketing of their products. It is the first Congressional effort in the regulation of disclosure-related pharmaceutical marketing. The PPSA took effect in January 2012,…

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Government Website Created for Physician Sunshine Act

For years, the pharmaceutical industry has targeted physicians and teaching hospitals to help them market their products. Drug companies provide free samples of their product for physician’s to use and offer lucrative opportunities for those who promote their drug, including gifts, dining and entertainment, lecturing opportunities in resort destinations and other forms of payment. This…

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