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Feedback from PIPA Conference 2016

“This was a brilliant session. It was very interactive and Rina has a true skill for engaging people, keeping them interested and informed. Very well delivered. I also like the fact that she asked who in the room did copy approval, was a final signatory etc. It’s great to know who you’re sat in a […]

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ABPI Code breaches involving AGENCIES

Did you know that in 2015, 25% of PMCPA cases where a breach of the ABPI Code was ruled, involved an agency? It is an established principle that companies are responsible under the Code for the activities of agencies or other parties acting on their behalf. There are a number of historical cases relating to […]

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The End of Advisory Boards…?

There has been a lot of negative press about advisory boards in recent times – from the pan-European large meeting in Milan (run by Astellas EU) to the Stirling Anglian meetings that were the subject of The Telegraph’s undercover investigation. Both these companies are now being audited by the PMCPA, who have in turn published […]

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Code 2016 and route of approval for overseas meetings

The rules have now changed with regards to how certain meetings that require overseas travel by UK HCPs, are approved. This flowchart may help differentiate between what needs certification and examination. In addition, if you need this in Visio format to add to your SOPs, just contact us.

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Anonymous complainants 2012-2014

We are often asked whether the number of anonymous complaints are increasing? To address this question we looked through statistics in the PMCPA Annual Reports. The graph below shows the sources of complaints received by the PMCPA from 2012-2014. The largest group of complainants over these 3 years were anonymous: Anonymous Anon HCP Anonymous employees […]

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