Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has introduced three bipartisan bills touching on the opioid crisis. One of them extends to manufacturers of other drugs as well.
The trio of bill includes one that would require drug and medical-device manufacturers to disclose speaking and other fees they make to nurse practitioners and physician assistants. He says the transparency is important for accountability in marketing drugs.
“Drug companies are really good at this. They’re a step ahead of the sheriff and we really need to make sure that we know of these conflicts.”