Colleges divided over $10 drug company gifts

At least two other medical colleges disagree with the RACGP's push for doctors to be named if they accept payments or gifts worth as little as $10 in value from pharmaceutical companies.

The clashing views have emerged as colleges weigh in on a plan by the pharmaceutical industry to publish details of payments to health professionals relating to prescription medicines from 2016 onwards.

Two other medical colleges argue that the $10 threshold is too low and that payments of "greater public interest" should be the focus.

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