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December 18, 2014

0.9 Percent Sodium Chloride Injection USP in 100 mL MINI-BAG PLUS Container by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter


FDA MedWatch Recall - Particulate Matter

November 21, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Respironics California, Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators: Class I Recall - Power Failure May Occur


FDA MedWatch Respironics California Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators Class I Recall

November 21, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection, 10 mEq per 100 mL by Baxter: Recall - Mislabeled


Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection 10 mEq per 100 mL by Baxter Recall Mislabeled



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New Rules Require Manufacturers to Report Gifts and Meals to Physicians

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

As a result of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act—a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)— beginning on August 1, 2013 certain manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will begin collecting data on financial relationship with physicians including gifts or other transfers of value to a physician over $10 in value, or $100 in total gifts per calendar year given to a physician.  

These forms of “value” are broadly defined and would include gifts, food, travel, charitable contributions and other “transfers of value.”  (A full listing is available beginning on page 71 of the rule)

By March 31, 2014, these companies will begin reporting these transfers of value to physician disclosures to the “National Physician Payment Transparency Program: Open Payments.”  This is an online public portal hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which will make this data publicly available no later than September of 2014

ASA is closely reviewing the 287 page rule and is working on producing a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document regarding the Sunshine Act.

Read the rule.   
Review the CMS Fact Sheet.
Review ASA past suggestions for improvement.  

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