Let the Sun Shine In

This lecture series highlights advocacy and policy experts who provide technical assistance and leadership development for physicians, residents, and medical students interested in conflict-of-interest reform efforts.
This lecture was recorded on February 27, 2013.
Click to listen or download (54:41) – Link to Call Notes

Let the Sun Shine In:
Disclosing Industry Payments to Physicians Under the
“Physician Payment Sunshine Act”

At long last, the final rules requiring public disclosure of pharma payments to doctors have been issued under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act.  The newly implemented ” National Physician Payment Transparency Program” will start tracking all gifts and financial transactions between doctors and industries as of August 1, 2013, and public disclosure follows soon after in Sept 2014.

Learn how the law was enacted, why the rules took so long, and how this wealth of information about industry’s interactions with doctors will be presented to the public.

Discuss how transparent information improves doctors’ interactions with their patients and their colleagues. Help others think about what kind of information consumers need to understand whether an interaction with industry is appropriate or not.

Featured Speaker:

Wells Wilkinson, JD Director of the Prescription Access Litigation (PAL) project and staff attorney with Community Catalyst

Wells will present on opportunities industry settlements present to fund independent prescriber education (academic detailing) as an appropriate remedy for illegal ‘off-label’ drug promotion.

Call Recording – click to listen or download (54:41)

Link to Call Notes


This event is offered as part of the Partnership to Advance Conflict-free Medical Education(PACME). This partnership and related materials were made possible by a grant from the state Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program which is funded by the multi-state settlement of consumer fraud claims regarding the
marketing of the prescription drug Neurontin.

The Partnership to Advance Conflict‐free Medical Education (PACME) is a joint project of the National Physicians Alliance,  the American Medical Student AssociationCommunity Catalyst, and the Pew Charitable Trusts designed to create both external and internal pressure for medical schools and academic medical centers to adopt strong new conflict-of-interest policies.

Learn more at NPAlliance.org/conflict-free