Tag: legislation


FTC to Industry: Adopt Consumer Privacy Best Practices Now

March 28, 2012 – Industry members needing another reason to join the fray of companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA’s) voluntary consumer privacy protection program got a big one this week: The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) final report on protecting consumer privacy. In the report, the FTC recommends that companies begin adopting its […]

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FDA Draft Guidance on DTC TV Ads Identifies Campaigns Subject to 45-day Pre-Review Process

March 13, 2012 – Draft guidance released today by the FDA – “Guidance for Industry Direct-to-Consumer Television Advertisements” – calls for drug sponsors to submit nearly all direct-to-consumer (DTC) television ads for review 45 days prior to dissemination and specifies the documentations needed for all new advertising claims. The draft guidance describes the full array of […]

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CHC, Other Industry Leaders Warn Congress That New Laws Could Thwart Progress of Voluntary Privacy Programs

March 8, 2012 – Fifteen trade associations – including the Coalition for Healthcare Communication – sent a letter to Congressional leaders this week asking them to hold off on pursuing consumer privacy legislation while industry-led self-regulatory program efforts take hold. Because these efforts are an efficient and effective way to protect consumer privacy interests, the […]

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CMS Misses Sunshine Act Rule Deadline

Oct. 4, 2011 — According to a recent article posted today on the Policy and Medicine Web site, the authors of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act — Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) — have sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Donald Berwick expressing their “severe disappointment” that proposed regulations to […]

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