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Disclosures by Manufacturers of Prescribed Drugs, Biological Products and Medical Devices

This page covers:

  • Disclosure by Expenditures for Prescribed Products
  • Annual Reports
  • Enforcement Actions
  • Report on Disclosure of Samples of Prescribed Products
  • Detailing: Marketer Price Disclosure Law

  • Disclosure of Expenditures for Prescribed Products

    12/22/11 – Vermont law bans most gifts and requires reporting of most expenditures of pharmaceutical products, biological products, and medical devices to Vermont health care providers, including expenditures for samples (including vouchers) and clinical trials. For information on reporting under the law, scroll down to see Vermont law and the Office's guidance.

    The law also requires companies with expenditures to register with the Attorney General’s Office by January 1 of each year, and to report expenditures and distribution of samples by April 1. We encourgage all manufactures to sign up for the prescribed products listserve or register a compliance officer if the company will have expenditures to report. This will allow us to readily contact you with updated information on how to comply with Vermont law.

    Updates

  • 02/21/2014 - Offer of Limited Penalty for Failure to Report
  • 01/22/2014 - 2013 Samples Form and Database Amended
  • 01/16/2014 - Final 2014 Guide Posted
  • 12/05/2013 - Memo to Draft 2014 Guide
  • 12/05/2013 - Draft 2014 Guide
  • 11/27/2013 - 2013 Forms and Databases; December 19, 2013 Conference Call on Draft 2014 Guide
  • 12/21/2012 - 2013 Guide Posted
  • 12/21/2012 - Common Errors in Compliance with Vermont’s Prescribed Product Gift Ban and Disclosure Law That may Result in Enforcement Action
  • 11/15/2012 - Draft 2013 Guide Conference Call Follow Up
  • 11/01/2012 - Memo re 2012 and 2013 Guidance, Forms and Databases and upcoming Conference Call
  • 11/01/2012 - Draft 2013 Guidance and Forms
  • 09/06/2012 - Official Notice: Limited Offer of Amnesty for Failure to Report
  • 06/07/2012 - Amended 2012 Guide to Vermont’s Prescribed Product Gift Ban and Disclosure Law
  • 04/25/2012 - Updates to 2012 Guide to Vermont’s Prescribed Product Gift Ban and Disclosure Law
  • 03/21/2012 - Notice from VT Attorney General’s Office: New Website for Finding Vermont HCP License Numbers

    Updates from Prior Years - available in Document Archive
  • Prescribed Products ListServe

    Sign up if you would like email notification of changes in requirements or new postings.

    Annual Requirements

    Compliance Officer Forms must be completed by January 1 of each year for the prior reporting period (e.g. – January 2014 for the 2013 reporting period). If you want updates and notifications of conference calls, but do not have expenditures to report, please sign up on the Prescribed Products ListServe (above) rather than using the Compliance Officer Form.
    Compliance Officer Form

  • Manufacturers with expenditures above $0 for the previous reporting period must send a registration fee of $500 by the first day of each reporting period.

    To request the Vermont Attorney General's Tax ID Number or W-9 form, email us at: prescribedproducts@atg.state.vt.us with "Tax ID" in the subject line.

    To make a payment send a check made out to "State of Vermont," and mail to:

    Vermont Office of the Attorney General
    Public Protection Division
    109 State Street
    Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
    Refunds of registration fees will not be issued until 60 days after the reporting deadline. To request a refund, complete the refund form.
  • See below for disclosure due dates
  • Disclosures and Guidance

  • 2014 Disclosure (Expenditures and Samples: 1/1/14 - 12/31/14)

  • Disclosure Due Date: April 1, 2015
  • Guidance: Guide to Vermont's Prescribed Product Gift Ban and Disclosure Law for 2014 Disclosures - 01/16/2014
  • 2013 Disclosure (Expenditures and Samples: 1/1/13 - 12/31/13)

  • Disclosure Due Date: April 1, 2014
  • Expenditures Disclosure Form for 2013
  • Samples Disclosure Form for 2013
  • Click here to log in and submit samples and/or expenditures and/or to obtain a downloadable samples and/or expenditures database for later submission(s). The login credentials are obtained by filing the Compliance Officer Form as listed above.
  • Guidance: Guide to Vermont's Prescribed Product Gift Ban and Disclosure Law for 2013 Disclosures - 12/20/2012
  • Table of Entity-Recipients for 2013 Reporting Period
  • Table of Health Care Professionals with Active Vermont Licenses
  • 2012 Disclosure (Expenditures and Samples: 1/1/12 - 12/31/12)

  • Disclosure Due Date: April 1, 2013
  • Expenditures Disclosure Form for 2012
  • Samples Disclosure Form for 2012
  • Click here to log in and submit samples and/or expenditures and/or to obtain a downloadable samples and/or expenditures database for later submission(s). The login credentials are obtained by filing the Compliance Officer Form as listed above.
  • Amended Guidance: Amended 2012 Guide to Vermont’s Prescribed Product Gift Ban and Disclosure Law - 06/07/2012
  • Guidance: Guide to Vermont's Prescribed Product Gift Ban and Disclosure Law for 2012 Disclosures - 12/22/2011
  • Table of Entity-Recipients for 2012 Reporting Period
  • Table of Health Care Professionals with Active Vermont Licenses
  • Previous Guides for Disclosures - available in Document Archive

    Text of Vermont Law - Previous Law available in Document Archive

  • Prescribed Products Gift Ban and Disclosure Law effective May 27, 2010
  • Prescribed Products Gift Ban and Disclosure Law effective May 26, 2011
  • Prescribed Products Gift Ban and Disclosure Law Amendments effective July 1, 2012 (pp. 123-128)
  • Annual Reports

  • Prescribed Products Disclosures - Annual Reports, July 1, 2002 to present.
  • Public Data on which those reports are based.
  • Enforcement Actions

    The Office of the Vermont Attorney General administers and enforces the Prescribed Product Gift Ban and Disclosure Law. View settlement documents for enforcement cases brought since the fall of 2010.


    Report on Disclosure of Samples of Prescribed Products

    Report of the Vermont Attorney General on the Advisability of Requiring Disclosure of Free Samples Distributed by Manufacturers of Prescribed Products to Vermont Health Care Providers

  • Audio Files of Testimony
  • Written Submissions

  • Detailing: Pharmaceutical Marketer Price Disclosure Law

    Updates

  • 09/26/2011 - Updated Model Forms Vermonts Pharmaceutical Marketer Price Disclosure Law
  • 09/09/2011 - Updated Guidance on Complying with Vermont’s Pharmaceutical Marketer Price Disclosure Law – Gold Standard and AWP Reporting
  • 09/07/2011 - Updated Guidance on Complying with Vermont’s Pharmaceutical Marketer Price Disclosure Law - First Databank and AWP Reporting
  • Vermont's Pharmaceutical Marketer Price Disclosure law, 18 V.S.A. § 4633, requires pharmaceutical marketers to provide doctors with comparative price information, so that doctors can take cost into consideration when prescribing drugs within a therapeutic class. The Vermont Attorney General has issued a Guide on how to comply with the law, model forms (short form and long form), and Frequently Asked Questions.

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