Abbott grants programs provide grants to fund events, activities and programs related to cardiac diseases, chronic pain and their treatments, as well as to provide product donations for patients with financial need. Physicians, hospitals, medical centers, continuing education providers and others can request funding through our online request system.
Our programs are structured to help us comply with:
- Federal and state anti-kickback laws and the AdvaMed™ Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibitions against off-label marketing and promotion
- The “Physician Payments Sunshine Act,” administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as the Open Payments Program
Abbott is required by federal and state transparency regulations to report most payments involving physicians (directly and indirectly). During the formal application process, you will be asked to certify that you will provide Abbott with any information or assurances it needs to satisfy such transparency obligations. Failure to do so may require you to return some or all of the grant funds awarded by Abbott and will make you ineligible to receive funding in the future. Further detail will be provided on the information and/or assurances you will be required to provide. Your compliance is required and Abbott cannot make any exceptions.
Complying with anti-kickback laws, the AdvaMed Code of Ethics and the Physician Payments Sunshine Act is mandatory for our business and in our customer’s best interests.