Lawmaker Shelves Bill That Aimed To Restrict Sale of Rx Information
Monning said he pulled the legislation after realizing that it would not receive sufficient votes. He said he might reintroduce the bill in January if he can gather more support.
AB 2112 would have limited the availability of information that drugmakers can use to promote their products to physicians. The measure was modeled after a New Hampshire law.
The California Medical Association and AARP California supported the legislation.
However, the bill encountered opposition from pharmaceutical industry groups and data mining firms that gather and sell the information (Bookwalter, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 4/16).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.