Out to lunch Part of a new law opposed by AARP Massachusetts weakens the state's 2008 prescription drug gift ban and puts patients' best interests at risk. Previously, the ban restricted prescription drug companies from treating doctors to extravagant meals by allowing them to offer food only in clinical settings, such as hospitals or doctors' offices.
BOSTON – Following the Department of Public Health’s Public Health Council meeting about the Prescription Drug Gift Ban Law, Michael Murray, interim state director of AARP Massachusetts – which represents more than 800,000 members age 50 and older – issued the following statement:
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