New Health Care Law Will Expose Drug Manufacturers' Gifts to Doctors

The free meals, trinkets and other goodies now lavished on doctors by the prescription drug industry will soon be a matter of public record for each doctor in the United States, under a provision of the new health care reform law. A searchable database goes into effect in 2013 that will let anyone plug in a doctor's name and find out how much largesse that doctor received in the past year. This is a positive development for patient safety in the United States.

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