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Compliance and Legal Not Always Eye-to-Eye

As the role and stature of the compliance officer grows, legacy senior management structures and hierarchies can accidentally pit lawyers against one another. What is strictly legal in the context of sales and marketing practices, working with government officials in global markets, and running and reporting on clinical programs, may not always be the last […]
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Forest Labs Hit with Bad Ad Tattle

Forest Labs has had a tough time with regulators over the last two years. The company’s sales reps can’t seem to stop breaking the law. The latest offense, which generated an Untitled Letter from the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP), was brought to light through OPDP’s Bad Ad program, which encourages physicians to report […]
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Compliance: Europe Feels the Sunshine

As the perceived urgency for transparency and compliance in global pharma grows ever stronger, the ‘Sunshine provisions’ of the US’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) seem increasingly aptly named. The spotlight that has been exposing and illuminating – and sometimes burning – issues around the financial interests of physicians and academic medical centers […]
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New Transparency in UK Pharma: A Bitter Pill to Swallow?

In November 2010, members of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) voted in favour of changes to its Code of Practice, with a view to breaking down ‘barriers to trust’ between healthcare professionals and the pharma. The amendments apply to clauses regarding consultant payments and meeting sponsorship. Under the new 2011 Code, pharma […]
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Compliance and Disclosure Risks on Anti-Competitive Promotional Spend: Is EuroLand Set to Follow the US?

New Cegedim survey documents whether European industry is ready for the challenge. Making sense of the promotional spend and anti-corruption compliance burden is emerging as a key strategic issue for pharma — not just in the US but in the global market space as well, where regulatory safeguards are still porous. New survey research just […]
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