Anger over claims starter packs are unethical

GPs have reacted angrily to suggestions by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians that the use of drug starter packs is "inappropriate".

The college's new draft ethical code — aimed at medical practitioners from all specialties — stated that starter packs were "primarily a marketing exercise" that compromises the "quality use of medicines and works against principles of rational prescribing".

However, GPs have this week hit back at the claims, defending the

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