Sorrell Wants Drug Makers To Disclose Free Samples

02/05/10 6:06AM

Last year, Vermont enacted a law banning drug companies from providing free lunches to doctors. Now the state may go a step further by requiring the companies to disclose the free drug samples they give to physicians.

If the state enacts the requirement, it would be the first to do so.

Attorney General William Sorrell recommended in a recent report that the drug companies be required to disclose what it gives to doctors and other providers. Sorrell is set to testify before lawmakers at a hearing today at the Statehouse.

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