Bringing Patients, Physicians and Biopharmaceutical and Medical Technology Professionals Together

The new Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires public reporting of interactions between physicians and biopharmaceutical and medical technology (medtech) professionals through a new public database. Biopharmaceutical and medtech companies began collecting data on these interactions starting in August of 2013. Physicians will be able to access the database in August of 2014, and, finally, the database will be available to the public on September 30, 2014.

 

With proper context, this database will help patients understand how their physicians work with biopharmaceutical and medtech professionals. Partners for Healthy Dialogues was created to provide details about these interactions and help the public understand why they are essential to lifesaving medical breakthroughs, the safe and effective use of medical technologies, the development of new medicines and technologies, and improvements in the care we all receive.

 

When it comes to our health, collaboration between physicians and biopharmaceutical professionals is essential to improving the care we receive and developing new treatments and diagnostics. Whether it’s collaborating on research for new medicines or technologies, or learning about the latest treatment options or tests, interactions between physicians and biopharmaceutical and medtech professionals lead to better health and better medicine.

 

Learn more about the value of interactions between physicians and biopharmaceutical and medtech professionals and how these collaborations impact our health and medical progress.

 

  • Patients

    Learn how and why physicians collaborate with biopharmaceutical professionals.  Read about the most common interactions and why they benefit you.

  • Health Care Professionals

    Get information about the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and how it affects you, as well as how to discuss collaborations with your patients.

  • Biopharmaceutical Professionals

    Better understand the regulations governing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and how to help physicians learn more about the Act and the upcoming public database.

  • Video

    Watch this video and learn how physicians and biopharmaceutical and medical technology professionals work together to help patients.


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