LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reprints Desk, a wholly owned subsidiary of Research Solutions (OTCBB: RSSS), announced today the launch of a new compliance software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for medical marketers. The solution simplifies Sunshine Act compliance related to the use of medical ePrints for sales, marketing and medical affairs.
Reprints Desk's Sunshine ePrints solution records the delivery of each ePrint to the physician across publishers with a customizable ePrint registration page. Data collection includes HCP name, state and license number and unit-level ePrint cost. The solution is an extension of Reprints Desk's reprint services including online ordering, publisher-licensing services, multichannel/multiplatform deployment including iPads and healthcare professional (HCP) portals.
The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, commonly referred to as the "Sunshine Act," is regulation designed to provide transparency in the relationship between physicians and manufacturers of drugs, devices, or medical supplies for which payment is made under Medicare, Medicaid, or State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Beginning August 1, 2013 onwards, all travel, gifts, meals, medical reprints and ePrints, honoraria and other items above $10 in value must be reported along with their itemized dates, values and the nature of each benefit. If total payments to a physician exceed $100 in a year, then all benefits to that physician must be reported. Companies out of compliance can be fined anywhere from $10,000 to $1,000,000.
"Pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to ensure that their use of scientific literature as an educational tool is fully compliant once the Sunshine Act reporting requirements take effect this summer," said Scott Ahlberg , Head of Global Services at Reprints Desk. "While paper rep
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