Maryland Considers Physician Gift Ban

Maryland’s HB 818 seeks to prohibit prescribed-product manufacturers from giving gifts to healthcare professionals.

Maryland legislators have introduced HB 818, the Manufacturers of Prescribed Products–Payments to Health Care Professionals–Prohibition. The bill is designed to prohibit “a manufacturer of certain prescribed products from offering or giving a gift to a healthcare professional.” A gift is defined as any payment, food, entertainment, travel, subscription, advance, service, or other item of value given to a healthca

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