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ACCC Authorises Medicines Australia Code Subject to Strengthening Individual Reporting

24 April 2015Wooden Brown Judges Gavel on Blue Table BackgroundThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is requiring Medicines Australia to strengthen its public reporting as a part of authorising edition 18 of its Code of Conduct (the Code) for five years. The Code sets the standards for the marketing and promotion of prescription pharmaceutical products in Australia by member companies.

In edition 18, Medicines Australia proposed a new reporting regime which requires reporting of ‘transfers of value’ (such as speaking fees, advisory board fees, or sponsorships to attend a conference) made to individual healthcare professionals.

Click here to read the full story: https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-authorises-medicines-australia-code-subject-to-strengthening-individual-reporting