Life Science Compliance Update

January 01, 2008

About Policy and Medicine

Policy and Medicine

Policy and Medicine is a website dedicated to exploring policy issues of importance to educators, researchers, physicians and life science employees.

As the web’s leading resource for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, Policy and Medicine helps physicians, educators, pharmaceutical and device companies comply with evolving federal, state, and international disclosure laws.

Policy and Medicine also covers a wide scope of additional healthcare initiatives and enforcement activities to provide the health industry a comprehensive tool to navigate the increasingly complex regulatory landscape.


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Thomas Sullivan

Thomas Sullivan is Editor of the popular website Policy and Medicine ( Started in 2008 as a newsletter for his clients, Policy and Medicine has become compliance officers’ go-to publication for important regulatory and compliance issues affecting the pharmaceutical and device industry.

For five years Policy and Medicine has been ranked first by Google as an information source for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. Policy and Medicine has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and

Tom has presented at many national meetings discussing regulatory and compliance issues including talks on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, FDA Regulations, Affordable Care Act, legal cases and settlements, and prescription drug shortages.

As Editor of Policy and Medicine, Thomas Survey's the industry to find what is important to keep your companies in compliance with international, federal, and state laws and regulations. In 1995,

Tom started Rockpointe Corporation to provide continuing medical education to physicians around the world. Rockpointe, and its ACCME-accredited subsidiary, Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME), are among the nation’s leading medical education companies. He is also one of the co-founders of the CME Coalition, a lobbying organization for CME providers, which has been successful in educating stakeholders in Washington on the value of accredited CME.

Prior to founding Rockpointe, Mr. Sullivan was an award-winning television producer and political consultant. He provided services for the National Republican Congressional Committee and campaigns for Congress, Governor and US Senate. He began his career working on Capitol Hill and in the Florida Legislature.

 Senior Writer


Matthew Chandler, JD

Matthew Chandler has provided research and analysis on a wide variety of health law and policy topics for Policy and Medicine, and is currently the senior writer for Life Science Compliance Update. Matt attended the College of William and Mary for his undergraduate, and earned his law degree from the University of Arizona’s College of Law. He also holds a Healthcare Compliance Certificate from Seton Hall Law School.

While in law school, Matt was elected to the Articles Editor position on Arizona Law Review, and achieved numerous accolades for his research and writing. In 2012, Matt worked on healthcare fraud issues as a judicial extern at United States District Court. Matt is now an admitted attorney and focuses on laws and regulations affecting life sciences companies. He routinely attends pharmaceutical and device compliance conferences throughout the country to keep a pulse on the industry.


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