Whitelaw Compliance Group Presents at the 19th Annual Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Conference

On Thursday, November 8th, Dr. Seth Whitelaw will be joining a distinguished panel of experts for an interactive discussion on the evolution of the compliance office from “Compliance 1.0 to 3.0”.  The commercial compliance profession is now over 25 years old.  While the demands have changed as the commercial model has become more complex, many of the concerns have stayed the same.  Will Compliance 3.0 require a different kind of…

Open Payments 2.0 – Big Changes Are Forecast

The forecast for transparency just turned cloudy. Key Messages  Tucked into the latest opioid law are changes to the Sunshine Act. Beginning in 2022, drug and device companies now must report transfers of value to advance practice nurses and physician assistants. CMS also awarded a contract to analyze Open Payments data over the next five years. All drug and device should review both their Sunshine Act systems AND their reported…

Drug Pricing—The Next Compliance Waterloo

My latest article co-authored with Nicodemo Fiorentino and Jennifer O’Leary is available as a free download from the Mitchell Hamline Law Review.     The current drug pricing war pits the pharmaceutical companies against doctors, hospitals, insurers, regulators, and consumers. The pharmaceutical industry has been fighting this war for more than two decades and is now engaged in a rearguard action. Their actions may delay the tidal wave of regulatory…

Whitelaw Compliance Group to Attend West Chester University & Grow PA Discussion about Ethical Decision Making

On Thursday, September 27, 2018,  Whitelaw Compliance Group will be attending the open discussion hosted by West Chester University and Grow PA.  The discussion will focus on how to provide students with ethical tools to meet future employer needs.  It takes place at West Chester University.  For more information click the link.

Have Your Cake & Write a Script Too

Stepping out of her car, Sally Pharmrep glanced again at her watch.  If she was late, it would not be well received.  Reaching into the back seat of her white, four-door Camry, she pulled out the large sheet cake and, of course, the balloons.  After all, it was Dr. ThoughtLeader’s birthday and he loved balloons. . . This is neither a law school case study nor a piece of ancient compliance history. …