Changes have been introduced in the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct. As per the new changes, the pharmaceutical firms and companies would have to disclose as to how much they have paid doctors for taking part in educational meeting and for attending advisory board.
The pharmaceutical firm has showed reluctant in showing the details of payments made to individual doctors on the ground of privacy policies. They are of the view that the changes would cause concerns to individual doctors.
The CEO of Medical Australia, Brendan Shaw, said, "We're serious about transparency but we need to have a dialogue about how it is implemented rather than just impose a solution on people. We're not going to introduce a system that has not been properly evaluated".
He further said that the changes thus brought in the Code would bring ban over the exchange of gifts to doctors. Many times pharmaceutical firms, gift doctor mugs and stationary. The changes would bring a ban to the gifts.
The changes are under discussion. The medical experts and others would have a debate over it. The changes would be evaluated before implementing them. The evaluation of the changes is necessary as it will show as to how much change would be brought in the relation of companies and doctors.
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