H.R. 5605 (110th): Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2008

Mar 13, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Peter DeFazio
Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2008
11 pages
Related Bills
S. 2029 (Related)
Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 06, 2007


This bill was introduced on March 13, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 13, 2008
Referred to Committee Mar 13, 2008
Full Title

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for transparency in the relationship between physicians and manufacturers of drugs, devices, or medical supplies for which payment is made under Medicare, Medicaid, or SCHIP, and for other purposes.


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Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2008 - Amends part A of title XI of the Social Security Act to require quarterly transparency reports to the Secretary of Health and Human Services of payments to physicians or their employers, or to a covered organization in which a physician has a significant professional membership interest, by manufacturers of covered drugs, devices, or medical supplies under titles XVIII (Medicare), XIX (Medicaid), or XXI (State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)) of the Social Security Act.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit tax deductions for the advertising, promotion, or marketing by manufacturers of drugs, devices, and medical supplies on whom a penalty is imposed for failing to meet the requirements of this Act.

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