French healthcare bill on horizon:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The French government is on the point of completing its draft bill on the modernisation of the healthcare system, which includes provision on no-fault compensation for medical accidents. The bill should be presented to the cabinet by summer and also tightens up the law on "gifts" from healthcare companies to doctors. At present the law rules that doctors must not accept benefits in payment or kind from companies marketing products reimbursed by healthcare insurers. The bill would expand this to members of committees at the ministry responsible for health and other health agencies as well as to companies marketing non-reimbursed products.
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