When cases are considered under the Code they will first appear on this site as an ongoing case. Limited information is provided which includes a brief summary and the status of the case.
At the conclusion of any case, a case report is published summarising the details of the case. These appear as a completed case on this site.
Transparency of cases is vital. Case reports are published for all cases which are considered under the Code, whether they are found to have breached the Code or not. All case reports are also published quarterly in the Code of Practice Review.
In some cases a company may be required to issue a corrective statement or may be the subject of a public reprimand or advertisements in the medical and pharmaceutical press.