Recently, the Prescription Project, an affiliate of Community Catalyst, has focused its federal work on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act – a bill that would require public disclosure of industry payments to doctors.
Drug companies spend at least $25 billion each year marketing to doctors. We pay for that with every drug we buy. And studies prove that marketing causes doctors to prescribe higher-cost drugs. Some new drugs also have safety risks (like Vioxx). By increasing transparency, the Sunshine Act will help protect patients and help counter the skyrocketing costs of drugs.
Please sign the petition today to ask your members of Congress to support these bills. Shine a light on undue influence by the drug industry.