Business Conduct Guidelines For Health Care

Law360, New York (March 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- As the attention of the press, the public and government enforcement agencies has shifted to potential physician conflicts of interest with suppliers and vendors (such as pharmaceutical and device manufacturers), health professional and medical industry groups have responded by developing or updating voluntary Guidelines for Business Conduct, Codes of Conduct, and Ethical Guidelines (collectively, “Codes and Guidelines”) relating to contacts with healthcare professionals.

The trade associations leading the way in adopting such Codes and Guidelines are among the biggest players in the industry, including the Pharmaceutical...
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