Go to a drug dinner and your name is reported to the state. Get a cup of coffee from a rep and your name is reported to the state. Get a free medical book from a drug company and your name is reported to the state. Doctors are being targeted more and more because, as you may know, they are unethical and evil. The lawmakers want to crack down on the possibility that we physicians are overprescribing one drug over another due to something we received for free. The notion is not totally unreasonable but it is unlikely and it is too strict. It is also hypocritical as you will soon see when the political conventions start to heat up.
The USA Today is reporting that both parties are basically "selling" access to the sweetest parties at the conventions for a fee. How much? Anywhere from $30,000 to $200,000. That is a lot of drug dinners.
Who can afford these prices? That would be the same lobbying groups that the Democrats swore to go after by ending the "auction house" climate that existed under Republican control. Well, that didn't happen. But they are going after those greedy doctors who want free pens. Good for them.