Docs who accept pharma money must be named: ACCC

Australia's competition watchdog is demanding drug companies publicly name any doctor who accepts consultancy or speaker fees or free travel and accommodation.

The ACCC has made the demand as a condition of it formally endorsing the Medicines Australia's draft Code of Conduct, which governs the activities of the big pharma companies in their dealings with doctors.

There is currently no requirement in the draft code that doctors be named when accepting fees for speaking at educational