The California State Senate passed a bill today which restricts the pharmaceutical industry giving gifts and incentives to healthcare professionals. Among specific industry trends named were paid airline flights, general travel expenses, speaking fees, entertainment, consulting payments, or other financial benefits to health care providers. Many lawmakers welcomed the bill today as data shows that in 2014, California healthcare providers received and accepted more gifts from the pharmaceutical industry than any other state. The bill will now be set to a vote in the California Assembly. Read the full article here.