DC passes pharma rep licensing bill

Soon, pharma sales folk could be ticketed for repping without a license. The District of Columbia's governing council voted to require sales reps to obtain licenses, becoming the only jurisdiction in the country to do so.

The vote was close--seven to six. And the final measure lacked a provision that would have prohibited data-mining of doctors' prescribing habits. Nevertheless, the primary provision stands. Once licensed, reps could be suspended for fraudulent behavior.

- read the article in the Washington Post
- here's more from the Washington Business Journal

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