New VA Restrictions On Drug Co. Detailing Activities

Law360, New York (April 10, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT) -- On March 5, 2012, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published a final rule regarding drug and drug-related supply promotion by pharmaceutical company representatives at VA medical facilities. The regulation addresses the types of drug and drug-related supplies that may be promoted at VA medical facilities, permissible educational programs presented by pharmaceutical company representatives, the conduct of such representatives while on-site at VA facilities, and the provision of gifts, drugs or other promotional items to VA employees.

According to the VA, the regulation is intended “to...
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