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Health reform law will reveal drug company payments to doctors
California Watch

A little-noticed provision in the health reform bill will shed significant light on the payments drug and device companies make to doctors and teaching hospitals in California and the rest of the nation. The section of the law started as the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, a bill introduced by Sens. Herb Kohl, D-Wisc., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. It was tucked into the reform bill signed by the president yesterday and, therefore, has become law.