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Physicians fear sunshine regulations could harm their careers

March 13th, 2012 - (Medscape) -Healthcare Regulatory update


The public, including medical societies and drug and device makers, had until February 17 to tell CMS what it thought about the proposed sunshine rules. The American Medical Association (AMA) and 92 other medical societies urged CMS to ensure that published reports on physician–industry financial relationships are accurate. "The proposed rule," they stated, "opens the door to the real possibility that a large number of physicians could become the victims of false, inaccurate, or misleading reporting and suffer significant damages including investigation by government and private entities, potential disciplinary actions, public censure, ridicule, and destruction of professional reputation and livelihood."

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