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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Public reporting of physicians’ financial relationships (3)

Public reporting of physicians’ financial relationships (3)

February 26, 2009

The Congress should require manufacturers and distributors of drugs to report to the Secretary the following information about drug samples:
* Each recipient’s name and business address;
* The name, dosage, and number of units of each sample; and
* The date of distribution.
The Secretary should make this information available through data use agreements.

Topics: Drugs, Devices, and Tests.