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State bans drug firm gifts to doctors

Disclosure of fees for consulting mandated

By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / March 12, 2009

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State officials gave final approval yesterday to regulations banning pharmaceutical and medical device companies from providing gifts to physicians, limiting when companies can pay for doctors' meals, and requiring companies to publicly disclose payments to doctors over $50 for certain types of consulting and speaking engagements. (Full article: 565 words)

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