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Everything you need to know about the Sunshine Act

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4704 (Published 26 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4704

Re: Everything you need to know about the Sunshine Act

The Sunshine Act of The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which focuses on the financial ties and potential conflicts of interest between Big Pharma and physicians, curiously ignores the very same financial ties and potential conflicts of interest between Big Pharma and CDC, FDA, and NIH, the powerful governmental entities, which not only regulate healthcare, but also enjoy a lucrative revolving door with Big Pharma. To quote Karr, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 July 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA