Medtech Insight is part of Pharma Intelligence UK Limited

This site is operated by Pharma Intelligence UK Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 13787459 whose registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. The Pharma Intelligence group is owned by Caerus Topco S.à r.l. and all copyright resides with the group.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Device Firms Would Have To Report Value Of Device Samples For Patient Use Under STAR Act

Executive Summary

An amendment to the Physician Payment Sunshine Act approved by a House Committee on April 9 would require device manufacturers to report the value of any samples given to physicians, a requirement that could include some free samples a doctor uses when educating his patients on device use.

You may also be interested in...

Lawmakers Question Effectiveness Of Free Sample Reporting Requirements

The US House Energy and Commerce Committee’s health subpanel mostly heard arguments against a bill that would require device makers to report the value of free samples they give out to health care providers.

Companies Dig Into Sunshine Rule Details In Preparation For Aug. 1 Go-Live Date

CMS has finalized several sunshine rule provisions: the definition of “applicable manufacturer” has been narrowed; many payments to speakers at continuing medical education programs and events need not be reported; and the agency will allow manufacturers to supply contextual information on the public database.

White House To Deliver 25 Million Face Masks To Low-Income Americans

The White House will be spending $86m to provide tens of millions of coronavirus masks to poorer American households.


Latest Headlines
See All



Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts