Study: Sunshine Laws Might Not Affect Doctors’ Rx Habits
An Archives of Internal Medicine study compares Maine and West Virginia -- both of which have enacted sunshine legislation requiring drugmakers to disclose payments to physicians -- with other states that were demographically similar but lacked such legislation. It finds that the sunshine laws had "negligible to small effects" on physicians' prescribing of brand-name drugs.
- "Do Doctor-Payment Sunshine Laws Work?" (Seaman, Reuters, 6/4).
- "AIM: Sunshine Laws Don't Change Physician Prescribing" (Stuart, CMIO, 5/30).