Sunshine Rule For Physician Payments Moves Forward

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 9:21 PM EST) -- Federal health regulators on Tuesday handed off for White House approval a final rule requiring drug and medical device makers to disclose payments to doctors, regulations that would ease plaintiffs' access to such information in personal injury lawsuits.

The rule, as proposed in December 2011, would require pharmaceutical and medical device companies to report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services any payments or transfers above $10 made to doctors. The information would be made available in a public database.

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act,...
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