The Vermont State Legislature passed a more restrictive pharmaceutical marketing law, banning gifts to physicians from industry and tightening disclosure requirements. At press time, Gov. Jim Douglas was expected to sign the bill into law by the end of June. In its previous form, the law allowed gifts valued under $25, but the revamped bill (s-48) prohibits all gifts to healthcare professionals except “allowable expenditures,” which must be disclosed. Commercial support for CME is exempt ...

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