Navigation Links
Parker Waichman LLP Comments on Pending Debut of ‘Sunshine Act,’ Which Will Focus on Cases of Allegedly Fraudulent Financial Links Between Doctors and Manufacturers
Date:7/17/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 17, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs and medical devices, comments on the expected Aug. 1 debut of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act provision of the Affordable Care Act, which is designed to highlight cases of allegedly fraudulent relationships between doctors and pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, as detailed in the Feb. 8, 2013, Federal Register.

Under the Sunshine Act, all manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biologicals must report to the National Physician Payment Transparency Program at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These outfits are compelled to report how much money they pay doctors and hospitals, as well as certain information regarding the ownership or investment interests held by physicians or their immediate family members in these companies.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) prominently linked the Sunshine Act with a 16-month U.S. Senate investigation that had revealed previously undisclosed ties between Medtronic and some doctors to whom it had paid $210 million to help promote and launch its Infuse bone graft product. The investigation also disclosed that Medtronic employees had collaborated with physician authors to edit, and sometimes write, clinical studies promoting Infuse for publication in medical journals. “These findings emphasize the value of the… Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which will result in public disclosure of industry payments to physicians starting next year,” said Senator Baucus, according to an Oct. 25, 2012, U.S. Senate Finance Committee release.

The Finance Committee had also found problems with most of the initial Medtronic-supported Infuse research, as noted in an Oct. 25, 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek report. The article noted that doctors and researchers had authored at least 11 medical journal reports about Infuse for their multimillion-dollar payment, which was in the form of royalties and consulting fees. Senate investigators also charged that Medtronic deliberately manipulated studies to mitigate any adverse reactions to Infuse side effects, as well as to promote off-label use.

“Ultimately, the public deserves accurate information regarding the benefits and risks associated with any medication or medical device they are considering putting inside their bodies,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney from Parker Waichman LLP. “Examples like the Senate’s investigation into the Infuse product show the potential value of the Sunshine Act.”

Parker Waichman LLP is currently offering free legal consultations to victims of Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a serious complication or injury after receiving Medtronic Infuse, please contact their office by visiting the firm's Medtronic Infuse injury page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

Contact:     
Parker Waichman LLP
Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
(800) LAW-INFO
(800) 529-4636
http://www.yourlawyer.com

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Sunshine_act_Medtronic/07/prweb10939148.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Plaintiff is Replaced in First Bellwether Trial in DePuy ASR Multidistrict Litigation, Notes Parker Waichman LLP
2. Transvaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation Update: Court Chooses Four Bellwether Cases for American Medical Systems, Notes Parker Waichman LLP
3. New Mexico Woman Alleges Mirena IUD Perforated Her Uterus; Parker Waichman LLP Files Lawsuit
4. Da Vinci Surgical Robot Update: FDA Issues Class 2 Recall of Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Robot due to Possibly Inadequate Testing of 30 Units, Notes Parker Waichman LLP
5. American Medical Systems’ Transvaginal Mesh Caused Arizona Woman’s Injuries, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
6. Actos Caused Bladder Cancer and Wrongful Death of New York Woman, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
7. American Medical Systems’ Transvaginal Mesh Allegedly Caused Pennsylvania Woman Severe and Painful Injuries, According to Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
8. Florida Man Develops Bladder Cancer as Result of Taking Actos, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
9. Parker Waichman LLP Commends Arkansas Attorney General for Backing Fine Against Johnson & Johnson over Risperdal Off-Label Marketing Allegations
10. Mirena IUD Birth Control Device Perforated Kentucky Woman’s Uterus, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
11. Boston Scientific and American Medical Systems Named in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP on Behalf of Arizona Woman
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care for a ... waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. , “What ... is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said Mechell Vieira, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... will be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of ... that focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, ... cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to ... breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a ... health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, ... been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October ... treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association ... more. , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., ... vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch ... the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax ... provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to the ... MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue cycle ... ranked #1 by its users for the seventh consecutive year ... ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue cycle management ... 200 beds and holds one of the longest #1 ranking ... ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... 12, 2017  Consumer reviews on the independent review site ... number one company for hearing aids, ranking it higher than ... ... by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... is an online store that provides high performance, state-of-the-art, German-engineered hearing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: