Drugs, Doctors and Doritos

In an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), six authors came to the conclusion that the “receipt of industry-sponsored meals was associated with an increased rate of prescribing the brand-name medication that was being promoted. The findings represent an association, not a cause-and-effect relationship” (Colette DeJong, et…

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Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls in Onsite Events

In light of the recent U.S. Attorney’s Office lawsuit alleging 80,000 Novartis doctor-education events were potentially violations to anti-kickback laws (read the story here,) now is a great time to take stock of what makes for a compliant, engaging educational program for HCPs, and what practices are taboo and can land…

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