Daniel Kadar’s article, “Implementation of the French Sunshine Act: One Year On,” appeared in the December edition of eHealth Law & Policy. The article discusses the French Sunshine Act – particularly in comparison to its U.S. counterpart – and the challenges that still exist one year after implementation. Daniel comments that while the two laws have a common goal – to increase the transparency of the relationship between manufacturers and health care providers – they take very different approaches to achieve that goal. For example, the French Sunshine Act requires reporting for a much larger scope of professionals than the U.S. Sunshine Act. The two Acts also differ on what information needs to be disclosed. The result is a process of data disclosure that can be tricky for global manufacturers to navigate.
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