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Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA)

Administers the ABPI Code of Practice independently of the ABPI in the UK. The code covers the promotion of medicines for prescribing to healthcare professionals and the provision of information to the public about prescription only medicines in the UK.

The stated aim of the ABPI Code is to ensure that medicines for prescribing are promoted to health professionals in an appropriate and ethical manner to support high quality patient care.
The ABPI Code also sets standards for information accessed by the public on prescription medicine. Advertising or promoting prescription only medicines to the public is prohibited under the ABPI Code and UK law.

The ABPI also operates the complaints procedure under which complaints about the activities of pharmaceutical companies are reviewed in relation to the requirements of the ABPI Code.

See also:
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
ABPI Code of Practice

External links:
Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA)
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

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