Ban on pharma meals for physicians overturned

Massachusetts has repealed a 2008 state ban on industry-provided meals for physicians and other health professionals.

The change allows medical industry companies to pay for “modest meals and refreshments” for doctors and other health professionals in connection with educational presentations that are not certified by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The presentations must happen “in a venue and manner conducive to informational communication,” the new law says.

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