New pharmaceutical conduct code under fire for not going far enough

15th July 2014

Health forum says doctors will still not be deterred from accepting money which could influence their prescribing habits.

Updated drug company transparency guidelines will not deter doctors from accepting thousands of dollars which potentially influence their prescribing habits, the peak body representing healthcare consumers says.

The Consumers Health Forum chief executive, Adam Stankevicius, said pharmaceutical code of conduct reforms proposed by the industry body Medicines Australia did not go far enough to give consumers confidence in the drugs they were prescribed.

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