A new bill introduced in Congress would require pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies to disclose any payments or gifts made to physicians.
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2008 (H.R. 5605) was introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) on March 13. It is the House equivalent of a similar bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last September. The House bill applies to all companies with annual revenues o