Czech health ministry mulls measures to regulate pharmaceutical industry.

By bne IntelliNews February 20, 2012
Czech health ministry is drafting a number of measures aimed at regulating the pharmaceutical industry and in particular making more transparent the relationship between producers and doctors, Hospodarske Noviny reported. The changes envisage pharmaceutical companies to send a report to the State Drug Control Institute that includes the names of the doctors who have received payments from them. Additionally, pharmaceutical firms will no longer be allowed to cover leisure expenses of doctors but only costs related to participation in medical congresses such as travel, stay and registration fee expenses. Sales representatives will also be banned from visiting doctors during their surgery hours.

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