Pharma companies make it easier to track their spending on doctors

A centralised database is due to go live on Friday

The names of doctors receiving drug company payments will be listed on a single website for the first time in the push to improve transparency over the links between pharma and the medical profession.

Elizabeth de Somer
Medicines Australia’s CEO Elizabeth de Somer.

Since 2015, payments made to health professionals ⁠— including speaker and consultant fees, as well as the cost of airfares and accommodation ⁠— have been published every