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The PMCPA publishes certain Sanctions (advertisements, public reprimands and corrective statements) Press Releases, Case Reports and Code of Practice Reviews.
- the carrying out by the PMCPA of an audit of a company’s procedures to comply with the Code. This can also be followed by a requirement that promotional material be submitted to the PMCPA for pre-vetting for a specified period
- requiring the company to take steps to recover items from those to whom they have been given
- requiring the company to issue a corrective statement
- a public reprimand
- suspension or expulsion from membership of the ABPI.
Where companies are ruled in breach of Clause 2 of the Code, and/or are required to issue a corrective statement and/or are the subject of a public reprimand, the PMCPA advertises brief details of the cases in the medical, nursing and pharmaceutical press, the advertisements are also published on this website.
Case Reports (access Case Reports here)
As mentioned above, 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.Code of Practice Review (access Code of Practice Reviews here)
The Code of Practice Review is published quarterly by the PMCPA. It includes the case reports of all cases completed within the previous three months, new advice that has been issued on the Code and an editorial relating to current matters of interest.
Consultation on Amendments to the mandatory template for the 2021 ABPI Code
08 June 2021read more
28 May 10:00 – 12:00: PMCPA webinar on forthcoming 2021 Code of Practice – for those not able to attend the series of webinars for pharmaceutical companies
27 April 2021read more
Consultation on Amendments to the Agreed 2021 ABPI Code
24 March 2021read more
Camurus, Accord, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (Sobi), Strides Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim, Vifor Pharma, GlaxoSmithKline and Sintetica named in advertisements for breaches of the ABPI Code
02 March 2021read more
The Human Medicines (Coronavirus and Influenza) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and changes to and impact on the 2019 ABPI Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry
16 February 2021read more
Updates to prescribing information for centrally approved medicines and other medicines from 1 January 2021
16 February 2021read more