Massachusetts Eases Ban on Pharma Gifts to Physicians

Massachusetts Eases Ban on Pharma Gifts to Physicians

Massachusetts has passed revisions to its Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Code of Conduct that ease some of its restrictions, including the ban on providing meals at non-CME events.

The legislature of Massachusetts, which in 2008 adopted one of the strictest state laws governing pharmaceutical company interactions with the state’s physicians, has passed revisions that would again allow pharma companies to pay for “modest” meals taking place during non-CME sessions that occur outside of hospitals, medical offices, and training sites. The definitio

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