On 27 December 2016, the Belgian Law of 18 December 2016 concerning various health-related matters (“the Sunshine Act”) was adopted by the Belgian Ministry for Public Health. The Sunshine Act provides that life sciences companies must publically disclose information concerning all pecuniary advantages or benefits in kind granted, directly or indirectly from Belgium or elsewhere,
The German Ministry of Justice recently provided a new draft anticorruption law explicitly referring to the healthcare sector. If adopted, this law may affect a broad array of businesses that collaborate with German healthcare professionals (“HCPs”). The proposed law is similar to one offered in 2013, and a draft law that Bavaria recently provided to the German Federal Assembly (Bundesrat).