A bill introduced in the Senate seeks to require makers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biologics to publicly report payments to physicians that exceed $100 annually. Under provisions of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009 (S 301 [http://thomas.loc.gov]), these manufacturers would report their payments to the Department of Health and Human Services, which would post them online for public viewing.
Mitka M. Physician Payments. JAMA. 2009;301(10):1011. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.283