The objective of the Code is to provide as clear as possible guidelines in disseminating accurate, fair and objective information to the medical and allied profession so that rational prescribing decisions can be made. In so doing, members are obliged to adopt the high standard of conduct and professionalism in the marketing of pharmaceutical products.

There are obvious difficulties in drawing up exacting standard for the Code, especially where the success of application depends not only on strict adherence by members, but also the co operation of non members in the medical and allied professions. Self discipline and restraints are an integral part of the Code, which must be applied not only in spirit but as well as to the letter.


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