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Letter to the editor
Editor, – I read with interest the article relating to Medicines Australia and the Committee regarding the monitoring of medications and code of conduct (Aust Prescr 2009;32:160-1). I agree the fines are enormous in terms of Australian standards although perhaps not necessarily so enormous in terms of the earning capacities of the various companies.
I would ask the following:
- Who is involved in forming the Code of Conduct?
- Who gets a copy of the Code of Conduct?
- What happens to the money raised through these fines?
- Who is represented on the Board of Medicines Australia?
Somerton Park, SA