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New data on payments to U.S. healthcare professionals publicly released by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation for 1Q & 2Q 2015 are now searchable in the PharmaShine database. Click here to start searching.

Posted Friday, October 16th, 7:06AM

New data on payments to U.S. healthcare professionals publicly released by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals PLC for January – April 2015  are now searchable in the PharmaShine database. Click here to start searching.

Posted Thursday, August 6th, 7:42AM

Obsidian HDS, the developer of PharmaShine, an online service for the management of data on pharmaceutical and device industry payments to healthcare professionals announced today that PharmaShine now includes the 2014 Open Payments General and Research data released by the Center for Medicare Services on June 30. The data disclosed on Open Payments for 2014 includes information on 11.4 million transactions between industry and providers totaling $6.49 billion and is the largest public disclosure of its kind to date. With the inclusion of the new Open Payments data, PharmaShine now tracks over 19 million individually reported payment transactions.

George Dunston, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Obsidian HDS, said, “The most recent Open Payments update reveals the vast scale of the data set. Hospitals, clinics, research centers, medical schools and other sophisticated healthcare organizations need to assemble the proper resources to successfully utilize this data to support their compliance and procurement needs. PharmaShine and its suite of online applications makes working with the Open Payments data quick, easy, and hassle free, saving time, human resources, and money.”

Posted Friday, July 3rd, 12:33AM

New data on payments to U.S. healthcare professionals publicly released by AbbVie, Inc. for 1Q – 4Q  2014 are now searchable in the PharmaShine database.Click here to start searching.

Posted Thursday, June 4th, 1:50PM

New data publicly released by Boston Scientific Corporation regarding payments made to U.S. healthcare professionals in connection with its cardiac rhythm management and electrophysiology business for 1Q - 4Q 2014 are now searchable in the PharmaShine database. Click here to start searching.

Boston Scientific did not disclose its payments in specific dollar amounts; instead payments by this company were reported as dollar figure ranges (ex. $1-$1,000, $20,001-$30,000). While the disclosure of this information represents an important step forward in support of transparency, payments disclosed as ranges have two key limitations:

1) they are less specific than payments disclosed in exact dollar amounts; and

2) they cannot be combined with other payments to allow for effective and efficient monitoring and analysis.

In order to address these limitations, PharmaShine displays the average of the minimum and maximum dollar amounts in each range. The decision to display these payments in this manner was made after extensive consultation and input from experts in physician-industry interactions and leading healthcare policy groups.

We understand that there may be some of our users and others in the healthcare community that may have a difference of opinion on this matter and as a customer-driven company we invite you to share with us any ideas for how we can improve our services at info@pharmashine.com.

For reference, the company listed above reported payments in ranges using the incremental amounts listed below:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation- payments reported in increments of every $500 up total total amount of  $1000, increments of every $5,000 up to a total amount of $10,000, and increments of every $10,000 for total amounts above $10,000
Posted Friday, May 1st, 6:59AM

New data on payments and transfers of value to U.S. licensed physicians and related entities publicly released by Amgen, Inc. for 1Q - 4Q 2014 are now searchable in the PharmaShine database. Click here to start searching.

Posted Friday, April 24th, 7:44AM

New data on payments to U.S. physicians publicly released by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, for 1Q – 4Q 2014 are now searchable in the PharmaShine database.

Posted Friday, April 24th, 7:41AM

New data on payments publicly released by Pfizer, Inc. for 1Q - 4Q 2014 are now searchable in the PharmaShine database. Click here to start searching

Posted Tuesday, April 21st, 7:35AM

New data on payments to U.S. healthcare professionals publicly released by GlaxoSmithKline plc for 1Q – 4Q 2014 are now searchable in the PharmaShine database. Click here to start searching.

Posted Tuesday, April 21st, 7:33AM

New data on payments to U.S. healthcare professionals publicly released by Merck & Co., Inc. for payments and transfers of value to U.S. physicians  for 1Q - 4Q  2014 are now searchable in the PharmaShine database. Click here to start searching.

Posted Friday, April 17th, 7:49AM
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