:: 5.14.2003 ::
Wow, I heard nothing about this:
National Desk | April 28, 2003, Monday
U.S. Warns Drug Makers On Illegal Sales Practices
By ROBERT PEAR (NYT) 1042 words
ABSTRACT - Bush administration issues compliance guide for drug industry barring financial incentives to doctors, hospitals, insurers or pharmacists to encourage or reward prescribing of particular drugs; Health and Human Services inspector general Janet Rehnquiest says such payments have high potential for fraud and abuse; notes federal antikickback law prohibits payments intended to generate business under Medicare or Medicaid; also warns that drug company rsearch and education activities must be divorced from their marketing (M) The Bush administration told drug companies today that many of the techniques they use to sell their drugs run a high risk of violating federal fraud and abuse laws.
The warning came as the government issued a compliance guide for the drug industry, telling manufacturers that they must not offer any financial incentives to doctors, hospitals, insurers or pharmacists to encourage or reward the prescribing of particular drugs.
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