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Pharmaceuticals / Regulatory Affairs

New Jersey Rule on Doctor Gift Restrictions Now in Effect

Jan. 24, 2018

New restrictions in New Jersey on gifts from manufacturers to doctors went into effect on Jan. 16.

Prohibited gifts include: financial benefits such as gifts, payments, stocks or scholarships; entertainment or recreational items; products with company logos; items intended for personal benefit; meals; and payments or direct subsidies to influence the attendance of an event, with certain exceptions.

Gifts that are not prohibited include: items designed for educational purposes; subsidized event registration fees, if available to all participants; modest meals provided through an event; compensation based on fair market value for bona fide speaking services; compensation for participation on advisory bodies or consulting arrangements; reasonable payment for travel and lodging; and royalties and licensing fees paid in return for contractual rights to use or buy a patented or legally recognized discovery.

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