Legal Webinar – The Physicians Payment Sunshine Act- What Researchers Need to Know - CASRO Recorded Webinar

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Market research companies and their pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer clients which seek to survey physicians have had to contend with the commencement of incentive reporting requirements under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. It has been more than two years since the new requirements set off a flurry of questions and for some companies deployment of new research protocols.

Market researchers on the agency and client side continue to have questions about the Sunshine Act as they work through new projects. CASRO has fielded many questions during the past few months on this topic. Therefore, we felt it was a good time to provide a fresh review of the law, share answers to some of the FAQs received and to personally address the questions you may have on the subject.

FAQs to be addressed involve such issues as:

  • Manufacturer-provided sample
  • Adverse event reporting
  • Sunshine Act reporting
  • Recognizing Health Care Providers during qualitative sessions

Please join us as we review the main points of this important legislation and how market researchers can best address its requirements in "real life” scenarios.

Time has been allocated to address audience questions.

Presented by:

Mike Slotznick, Legal Counsel, PMRG

Mike is a business attorney, with a deep background in the marketing research industry and a private law practice dedicated to the industry. He has served as Legal Counsel for the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG) since 2007. Mike worked for fifteen years as an associate and then a partner at a prominent Philadelphia law firm. He then entered the information industry at an online trading company and served as General Counsel North America for TNS for many years before establishing his own practice. Mike has a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.

Duane Berlin, Principal, Lev & Berlin, P.C.
Duane is a leading authority on legal issues affecting the survey research industry, having represented research companies for his entire 33-year career. Duane has served as legal counsel to CASRO for the past 13 years and is the principal author of CASRO’s Privacy Protection Program, which includes CASRO’s Model Forms of Survey Research Agreements and Contracts. He launched CASRO’s General Counsel and Privacy Officers Forum in 2003 and has served as a speaker, moderator, and leader of many CASRO Briefings, Workshops, and Conferences. In his work for CASRO he has submitted two legal briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and has represented the industry and the association on many legal challenges relating principally to respondent confidentiality. Duane is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a member of the Board of Directors of The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut. Duane also currently provides private legal counsel to many leading research firms with respect to commercial, corporate and privacy matters and speaks frequently on legal and regulatory issues affecting the survey research industry.

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