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Senators seek to shine light on medical industry relationships

Chicago Tribune, December 10, 2009

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is pushing for legislation that would require public reporting by drug- and device-makers on an annual basis. Grassley and Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) say their bipartisan Physician Payments Sunshine Act would require annual reporting "by drug, device, and biologic manufacturers of payments made to physicians nationwide."