Doctors’ alliance wants to ban drug rep visits

A new alliance of Australian GPs is pledging to ban pharmaceutical company representatives from “educational” visits to their practices.

The ban forms the centrepiece of a national campaign aimed at reducing the prescription of medications in inappropriate and potentially harmful ways, the group says.

The “No Advertising Please” (NAP) campaign is to be launched this weekend at the annual conference of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in Adelaide.

As part of the campaign, GPs will sign a