Pharma spends $10K per day on advisory boards

The industry’s bid to prove it can effectively self-regulate took another step today with Medicines Australia (MA) publishing how much its member companies spent on advisory boards from January to March.

It comes as the Greens prepare a bill forcing greater disclosure of the relationship between doctors and drug companies – something the industry opposes on grounds that it can carry out the regulation itself without changes to law.

In accordance with the latest MA code of conduct forcing members report fees paid to advisory boards, MA