05/13/13: An updated covered recipient list reflecting any changes for CY2012 is now available in the manufacturers page.

Manufacturers are reminded that CY2012 disclosure reports are due by July 1st, 2013. Also, annual registration renewal will take place from July 5th through August 31st 2013. See the Manufacturer's page for updated instructions regarding these requirements.

A guidance document regarding the new quarterly meal reports is being worked on, and will be released in the near future. Until that time, manufacturers should not take any action regarding the quarterly meal reports. Once guidance is released, it will be available in this location.

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This page provides information relating to the Massachusetts Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Code of Conduct (PCOC) regulation.

Manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices are required to disclose certain transactions (any fee, payment, subsidy or other economic benefit with a value of at least $50) with anyone who prescribes, dispenses or purchases prescription drugs or medical devices in the Commonwealth. This does not include consumers who purchase prescription drugs or medical devices. The Department, as required by legislation, has created a database to provide the disclosed information to the public.

Background Information about the Code of Conduct

In this section you will find information about the statute, regulation and frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the Massachusetts Marketing Code of Conduct.

Disclosure Reports and Information for Consumers

In this section you will find:

  • Descriptions of the basic terms and general information about the regulation and the database that was created from the information reported by the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing companies.
  • Reports based on the information disclosed by the manufacturing companies for the period July 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009, as well as all of calendar year 2010.

Information for Covered Recipients

Covered recipients are the people and entities that are in a position to decide which pharmaceuticals and medical devices are used.

If you are a covered recipient and believe the data reported about you is incorrect, you should contact the pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturer that reported the information. Please refer to this list of contacts for registered manufacturers xls format of    List of Contacts for Registered Manufacturers  .

Information for Manufacturers: Registration, Renewal and Reporting Background

More Information

If you have questions about the regulation or the database, email: pharmamedreg@massmail.state.ma.us.

If you are a manufacturer and have questions regarding the processing of the compliance form, annual fee, or the annual disclosure report, please email: pharmameddata@state.ma.us.

This information is provided by the Division of Health Care Quality within the Department of Public Health.