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  • Pew Welcomes First Release of Physician-Industry Data

    WASHINGTON—The Pew Charitable Trusts commended the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today for the first release of data on its Open Payments website. Authorized by Congress in 2010, the website creates transparency by publicly reporting payments and gifts made by drug companies and medical device manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals.  Read More

  • Pew Comments to FDA on Proposed Changes to Sunshine Act Reporting

    On September 2, Pew submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to proposed regulations which would change reporting under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. Pew supports the elimination of the continuing medical education exclusion, and urges CMS to implement the Sunshine Act in the best interest of consumers. Read More

  • Pew Commends Strong Transparency Rule for Physician-Industry Relationships

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a final rule for implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which will bring transparency to the financial relationships between physicians and drug and medical device companies.  Allan Coukell, director of medical programs for The Pew Charitable Trusts, issued the following statement in response: Read More