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Doctors' Gift Ban Repealed16:55

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Last year, Massachusetts enacted what is considered the country's most stringent ban on gifts and meals to doctors from the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. But last week the House quietly voted to repeal the ban, citing a negative impact on restaurant and convention business. One year in, we examine the impact of the gift ban and its future.


  • Georgia Maheras, policy manger for Health Care For All and head of the Massachusetts Prescription Reform Coalition
  • Tom Tremble, vice president of state and government relations for AdvaMed, a D.C.-based medical device association and lobby
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