Minnesota's transparency bill stirs concerns from industry experts

02/11/2010 | Finance and Commerce (Minneapolis)

Experts in the medical-device sector are expressing concerns about some provisions of a Minnesota bill that would require companies to annually report payments they make to doctors. Scott Smith, a lawyer who represents device and drug firms in product liability cases, said the measure's disclosure requirement "has the potential to introduce an element of mistrust into the patient-physician relationship." Don Gerhardt, CEO of the trade group LifeScience Alley, said the bill also could affect job creation by forcing companies to conduct research outside the state.

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