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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

  • Transparency and the Physician Payments Sunshine Act

    The pharmaceutical industry spent approximately $27 billion in 2012 promoting and marketing its products to physicians. These payments, and those made by the medical device industry, create medical conflicts of interest, which, according to the Institute of Medicine, “threaten the integrity of scientific investigations, the objectivity of professional education, the quality of patient care,... 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