Perks for doctors questioned by Senate panel
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 28, 2008
Payments to doctors by medical device companies were the subject of a daylong hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. Called "Surgeons for Sale?" the hearing was intended to bolster support for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which would require drug and medical device manufacturers to disclose how much money they give doctors through payments, gifts, honoraria, travel, funding for clinical trials and educational grants.