This goes beyond the US Physician Payment Sunshine Act, which doesn’t require companies to publicly report payments to nurse practitioners or physician assistants, even though they are allowed to write prescriptions in most states (see here). This, however, may change if legislation proposed by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., becomes law. The legislation would expand the disclosure requirement beginning in 2017 to include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives (read more about that here).
What do UK health professionals think of ABPI's plans to publish these data?
To find out, ABPI commissioned a survey of 507 healthcare professionals online between 21st May and 8th June 2015. The sample of respondents included an equal split of GPs, Hospital Specialists, Pharmacists and Nurses from throughout the UK.
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