Update on Federal and State Developments: Regulation of Financial Interactions between Health Care Providers and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies

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Recent weeks have seen two significant developments with respect to federal and state laws regulating financial interactions between pharmaceutical and medical device companies and health care providers: (1) the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) submitted a draft of the final regulations implementing the so-called Federal Sunshine Law (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7h) for the government clearance process that is a mandatory prerequisite for promulgation; and (2) the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (“DPH”) approved final regulations (105 C.M.R. § 970.000) implementing statutory revisions to the Massachusetts Marketing Code of Conduct.

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Topics:  CMS, Healthcare, Manufacturers, Marketing, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Sunshine Act

Published In: Administrative Agency Updates, General Business Updates, Health Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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