In an effort to help manufacturers comply with the requirements of Vermont's Prescribed Products Gift Ban and Disclosure Law (Law) and to provide additional guidance for expenditure reports due on April 1, 2014 (the 2013 calendar year), the Vermont Attorney General's Office (AG’s Office) has posted on its website the final “Guide to Vermont’s Prescribed Products Gift Ban and Disclosure Law for 2013 Disclosures” (Guide). Additionally, the AG’s Office posted the 2013 Expenditures Disclosure Form for 2013, and the Samples Disclosure Form for 2013.
Pursuant to the Law, manufacturers of prescription drugs, biological products, and medical devices are required to disclose to the AG's Office the value, nature, purpose, and recipient of any allowable expenditure or permitted gift. Manufacturers are also required to submit samples disclosure reports that include the product, recipient, number of units, dosage, and other information for all samples provided to health care providers.
In addition to the Guide, the AG’s Office also released a memorandum entitled “Common Errors in Compliance with Vermont’s Prescribed Products Gift Ban and Disclosure Law That May Result in Enforcement Action” (Common Errors). This memorandum lists common errors made by manufacturers in previous disclosure reports submitted to the AG’s Office. The Common Errors memo states that the AG’s Office “expects to take enforcement action against manufacturers with unjustified, obviously and egregiously incomplete or incorrect submissions.”
To view a copy of the Guide, the forms, and the Common Errors memo, please see the links above or visit the Vermont AG’s Office’s website.