Oregon leaps into the gift-disclosure fray

According to this article on Bend.com, "Representative Carolyn Tomei (D-Milwaukie) has introduced a bill that would force big drug companies to notify the state of the gifts and payments they make to healthcare providers."

Tomei s bill would require pharmaceutical companies to submit an annual report to the Oregon Department of Justice, disclosing all gifts and payments to physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacists, health plan administrators, and anyone else authorized to prescribe or dispense prescription drugs. The bill does not cover drug samples intended for patients, or gifts valued at $25 or less.

I wonder if this will continue to stay on the state level, or eventually be proposed as national legislation?

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