Dramatic drop in complaints to MA

COMPLAINTS to Medicines Australia (MA) under its code of conduct fell from 39 in 2009–10 to just 14 in the past financial year, resulting in fines totalling $760,000 for member companies.

The majority of the fines imposed were less than $75,000, with one fine in the $75,000–$99,999 bracket and two fines in the $150,000–$200,000 bracket.