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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 2967

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Publication type: Journal Article

Martin RW.
Drug advertisements
New Zealand Medical Journal 1978; 87:295


Abstract:

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association takes the position that the Executive Committee is elected from the membership and it is the task of that Committee to enforce the Code of Practice. The names of every offender are notified to the New Zealand Medical Association and the Health Department.

Keywords:
*letter to the editor/New Zealand/ Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (NZ)/ regulation of promotion/ Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry (NZ)/REGULATION, CODES, GUIDELINES: COMPLIANCE, SANCTIONS, STANDARDS/REGULATION, CODES, GUIDELINES: INDUSTRY SELF-REGULATION

 

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