New Jersey could be first to target doctors who accept industry gifts

My lede:

New Jersey physicians would have to refuse lunches from drug reps and publicly disclose any industry payments of more than $200 as conditions of licensure if new recommendations from the state attorney general’s office are adopted.

The proposals were among 22 recommendations included in a Dec. 3 report to Attorney General Anne Milgram.

The report also recommended the state medical board require that 25% of continuing medical education credits should come from “evidence-based educational programs” that refuse industry grants. Also, doctors would be barred from claiming authorship for articles they did not write and from misrepresenting their financial interests on disclosure forms.

The whole shebang.