Tuesday, December 15, 2009

NJ's AG Proposes Limits of Industry Gifts to Docs

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that New Jersey "could become the first" state to make doctors accountable for the incentives they are provided by drug and medical-device manufacturers. State Attorney General Anne Milgram "has recommended banning doctors licensed in the state from accepting gifts that don't directly benefit their patients, and requiring them to report consulting fees greater than $200." Milgram maintained that doctors "should be conscious of how their relationships with manufacturers can influence care."

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