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Physician/Medical Device Manufacturer Financial Arrangements Continue to Draw Scrutiny

Posted in Fraud and Abuse, Health Reform

Physician/Medical Device financial arrangements continue to draw scrutiny by regulators. According to an article in the New York Times, Senator Charles Grassley has instituted an inquiry into payments between device-maker Medtronic and Dr. David Polly that Grassley says were not disclosed by Dr. Polly when he testified before Senate Panel in 2006. Specifically, Dr. Polly… Continue Reading

Massachusett’s Regulations Ban Gifts to Physicians

Posted in Fraud and Abuse, Health Reform

Massachusetts has joined the small but growing list of states regulating gifts and payments by pharmaceutical and device manufacturers to physicians.  According to a Boston Globe article, Massachusetts regulators have adopted regulations banning gifts to physician and mandating disclosure of consulting/speaking payments to doctors in excess of $50. The regulations apply to any pharmaceutical and… Continue Reading