Greens plan to expand transparency

Senator Di Natale, a former GP, also said he was prepared to negotiate further amendments to drum up support for his bill after a Senate inquiry heard concerns that it could inappropriately shame individual doctors, stifle legitimate research and undermine public confidence in the profession.

In its current form, the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Pharmaceutical Transparency) Bill 2013 would make it a civil offence for pharmaceutical companies to make certain payments to doctors. It would also ban doctors from attending overseas conferences and from receiving