Generics industry education spending scrutinised

MEMBERS of the Generic Medicines Industry Association (GMiA) have published their first quarterly report detailing the education and hospitality provided to prescribing healthcare professionals.

The report is the first to be published since conditional authorisation – which requires members to disclose all hospitality and educational events to healthcare professionals – was granted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in December.

The most costly event was provided by Ascent Pharmaceuticals, at a total of $3502 for 25 attendees – an