Pharma payments threshold hike proposed

The recommendation came from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) in a submission to MA’s code of conduct review.

A draft transparency discussion paper proposed that individual doctors declare all gifts worth $10 or more and declare payments worth $25 or more.

RANZCP proposed the threshold be raised to $1000.

“Reporting $25 or $100 aggregate payments will lead to a large database of small figures, which may obscure larger payments to practitioners that may be of