Category Archives: Pharma Industry Image

In the Pharma Pricing Debate, We Are Talking About More Than Apples and Oranges

This week the Senate Finance Committee held the second in what will be four hearings on the price of pharmaceutical drugs – Drug Pricing in America: A Prescription for Change. The first hearing, on January 29, listened to a panel … Continue reading

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Perspective on Pharma Support for Patient Advocacy Organizations

Last week Kaiser Health News (KHN) released a database called “Pre$cription for Power” that tracked pharmaceutical company donations made to patient advocacy groups, with an extensive accompanying article.  The database is an important collection of information and serves to enhance transparency … Continue reading

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Release of CMS Medicare Payment Data a Sunshine Dress Rehearsal

There were two major healthcare stories last week.  One involved the announcement that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would be leaving and the nomination by President Obama of Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to … Continue reading

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Let the Sunshine Part 3 – Taking it on the Road: Transparency Outside the U.S.

The past two days have been focused on The Physician Payment Sunshine provisions of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act in the U.S. which will require the reporting of financial relationships between medical product manufacturers and medical providers by 2013. … Continue reading

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Let the Sunshine – Part 2 – Why is it Important?

As noted yesterday, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act is now law, but so far, the deadline for Health and Human Services to provide guidance to medical product manufacturers on what exactly to report and how exactly to report it has … Continue reading

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