Payments To Physicians

Open Payments website 'temporarily' taken offline

The pharma payment verification site has been temporarily shut down by CMS due to incorrect information, ProPublica reported today.

Doctors want to know how CMS plans to display Sunshine payment data

Doctors want to know how CMS plans to display Sunshine payment data

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Physician and industry trade groups are asking CMS to explain how context will be provided to the general public around the dollar sums drugmakers ascribe to doctors for things like meals, travel, gifts, consulting and research

Payment database confounds doctors

ProPublica reports that doctors are struggling with a time-intensive registration process and are getting an error message that CMS says is not an error message.

Sunshine data highlights major billers

Facts tucked among the 9.2 million lines of data: 2% of doctors account for around 25% of Medicare billing.

Good day, Sunshine: Tools help docs track payments

Good day, Sunshine: Tools help docs track payments

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With a new era of transparency for doctors and life science manufacturers kicking off today, here's how some organizations are keeping physicians informed.

Industry pushing for further clarity on Sunshine Act

Industry pushing for further clarity on Sunshine Act

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With a clear buffet exemption in-hand, the agency's position with respect to CME meals seems pretty clear. Industry is pushing for more clarity around the treatment of accrediting bodies.

Novartis sued for alleged speaker-program abuse

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The Swiss drug maker is defending itself against two civil fraud lawsuits filed within a week of each other.

Business briefs: AstraZeneca, Everyday Health, J&J

AstraZeneca loses in patent court and Pulmicort goes generic, Barbara Ryan joins FTI, Everyday Health and Mayo Clinic expand their advertising alliance, analyst says Ivokana side effect could limit sales

Medtronic defends physician ties IDed in Senate report

Medtronic defends physician ties IDed in Senate report

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Medtronic rebuffed Senate Finance Committee charges that the company ghostwrote or influenced journal articles about its InFuse bone-growth product while conspiring to paper over adverse events from the treatment.

Allergan scrubs some doc-payment data, spares med-ed grants

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Allergan removed records from its website that had detailed payments made to doctors from the middle of 2010 through first-half 2011.

GSK values drive flips rep bonus incentives

GSK values drive flips rep bonus incentives

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The drug industry must move from a mindset that emphasizes compliance with regulations to one steeped in core values of integrity and transparency if it is to regain the public's trust, GSK's Dierdre Connelly said at a conference yesterday.

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