From Tom Sullivan:
The ACCME released its 2009 Annual Report data. Here are some of the highlights:
In levitra online cheap 2009, accredited providers produced more than 95,000 activities — a 5.8% decrease of activities from 2008, and a 15.9% decrease in activities since 2007. In fact, directly sponsored CME activities decreased over 7% between 2008 and 2009.
Total CME income also showed a significant decrease of $182 million or 7.7% less between 2008 and 2009, and from 2007 through 2009, total CME income has dropped $354 million or 14%.
Continuing this trend, the 2009 data showed a precipitous drop in commercial support from 2008 to 2009, with $183 million or 17.7% less. Since 2007, commercial support has declined $355 million or 29.3%.
As a result of this decrease, the total percentage of commercial support as part of the overall CME budget dropped from 47.5% (2007) to 39.0% in 2009.
The link to the article includes charts of trends and distribution.
Massachusetts Code of Conduct: Repeal Passes The State House As part of the state economic stimulus package, Wednesday night, the Massachusetts state house passed a repeal of the referred to as the “gift ban.” Amendments to keep the gift ban law in place were defeated.