Two opening keynote speakers at the Meeting Management and Speaker Programs Life Sciences Forum, held last week at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa near San Diego, Calif., explored two sides of the same enforcement coin....More
The final provisions for the The Sunshine Act, which requires pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to track and publicly report what they spend on physicians at their meetings, were released last week. Here’s a rundown of how the rule will affect medical meetings—and why some continuing education providers are breathing a qualified sigh of relief....More
The legislature of Massachusetts, which in 2008 adopted one of the strictest state laws governing pharmaceutical company interactions with physicians, has passed revisions that would again allow pharma companies to pay for “modest” meals under certain circumstances....More
It looks like the Supreme Court upheld with a 5-4 ruling the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. So what does that mean for CME providers and pharma company meeting professionals? I'd say it means we need to stay the course we've been on ......More
While we struggle here in the U.S. with the uncertainties of what the Sunshine Act will mean for both pharma companies and CME providers, France has been busy promulgating its own version of legislation that seeks to regulate financial transactions ......More
Pharma Forum is coming to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., on March 22-25, 2015. Go towww.cbinet.com/pharmaforum for more information and early-bird registration.