NJ mulls pharma, device maker gift reporting

New Jersey's attorney general has created a task force to study whether the state should require disclosure of pharma and device-maker gifts to doctors. Attorney General Anne Milgram says she's aware of "examples of wrongdoing," but wanted to know more before she made any recommendations, noting that panel members include Pfizer assistant general counsel Lisa Goldman.

In considering such a measure, Milgram is following the lead of four other states, including Vermont, Maine, Minnesota and West Virginia (along with the District of Columbia) which have passed laws establishing reporting requirements.  She's also in step with national trends. Right now, the Senate is considering a measure which would require drug makers, medical device and biologics manufacturers to disclose the value of physician gifts.

To find out more about the proposed requirements:
- read this article from The Philadelphia Inquirer

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