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 Clause 2 - Discredit to, and Reduction of Confidence in, the Industry

​Activities or materials associated with promotion must never be such as to bring discredit upon, or reduce confidence in, the pharmaceutical industry.

​Clause 2 Supplementary Information

Clause 2 Discredit to, and Reduction of Confidence in, the Industry

A ruling of a breach of this clause is a sign of particular censure and is reserved for such circumstances.

Examples of activities that are likely to be in breach of Clause 2 include prejudicing patient safety and/or public health, excessive hospitality, inducements to prescribe, inadequate action leading to a breach of undertaking, promotion prior to the grant of a marketing authorization, conduct of company
employees/agents that falls short of competent care and multiple/cumulative breaches of a similar and serious nature in the same therapeutic area within a short period of time.