Bill to make pharma disclose doc payments

Senator Di Natale threatened last week that his party would introduce a bill banning inducements to doctors and forcing disclosure of “all payments to doctors for speaking engagements or for advisory board positions” if the new code failed to take “adequate steps”.

The association submitted a draft of the 17th edition of the code last week for authorisation by the ACCC, with CEO Dr Brendan Shaw (PhD) saying although “the industry wants to go further with transparency&rdquo