Chicago’s Attempt to Regulate Drug Reps – A Real Public Health Initiative or Simple Revenue Generator?
Kaitlin Fallon Wildoner, Esq., Senior Staff Writer, Life Science Compliance Update
Lately pharmaceutical marketing has been under increasing attack at both state and federal governmental levels. Now Chicago has joined D.C. in the attempt to regulate pharmaceutical representatives. Billed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a measure to curb opioid addiction, the actual purpose seems less clear. What is clear is that the ordinance will induce additional costs and complexities for pharmaceutical compliance officers charged with overseeing sales activities.