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2006 Minnesota Statutes

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151.461 GIFTS TO PRACTITIONERS PROHIBITED.
It is unlawful for any manufacturer or wholesale drug distributor, or any agent thereof, to offer
or give any gift of value to a practitioner. A medical device manufacturer that distributes drugs as
an incidental part of its device business shall not be considered a manufacturer, a wholesale drug
distributor, or agent under this section. As used in this section, "gift" does not include:
(1) professional samples of a drug provided to a prescriber for free distribution to patients;
(2) items with a total combined retail value, in any calendar year, of not more than $50;
(3) a payment to the sponsor of a medical conference, professional meeting, or other
educational program, provided the payment is not made directly to a practitioner and is used
solely for bona fide educational purposes;
(4) reasonable honoraria and payment of the reasonable expenses of a practitioner who
serves on the faculty at a professional or educational conference or meeting;
(5) compensation for the substantial professional or consulting services of a practitioner in
connection with a genuine research project;
(6) publications and educational materials; or
(7) salaries or other benefits paid to employees.
History: 1993 c 345 art 5 s 11

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