NCMS Signs On To Bill Protecting Peer Reviewed Items from Sunshine Law

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) has signed on to a letter voicing strong support for legislation introduced in the US Senate to ensure that independent sources of clinical information such as peer-reviewed journals, medical textbooks and independent medical education are exempt from reporting under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

The letter explains that Congress “specifically intended to exclude such independent sources of clinical information so as to avoid chilling the dissemination of high quality and actionable clinical information that had undergone independent review.” The legislation, the “Protect Continuing Physician Education and Patient Care Act,” would clarify that certain applicable manufacturer transfers of value to support independent medical educational programs and materials are exempt from reporting under the Sunshine Act.

Read the letter here.

 

 

 

 
 

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