Summary of breaches

Code of Practice for the Promotion of Animal Medicines

Summary of breaches relating to each clause of the Code

The following table summarises the “breach” and “no breach” findings of the Code of Practice Committee since January 1999.

Hover the mouse cursor over the red entries in the “Edition(s)” column to see the text of the clause at the time and, where different, now. Each case number in the two right-hand columns is linked to the case summary for that case.

For clauses not listed below, there have been no relevant findings by the Committee since January 1999.

In some of the earlier case summaries, where “no breach” was found, it is not immediately obvious which clause(s) were considered by the Committee, so the “Non-breaches” column is missing some entries. Although effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this summary, we cannot guarantee that it is free of errors – please contact us if you spot any.

Clause Edition(s) Breaches Non-Breaches
3 (industry discredit) 7 to 20 236
4.1 (accurate information) 7 to 20 265
4.2 (current knowledge) 7 to 20 214, 230 240, 250, 264, 265
4.3 (misleading) 7 to 20 192, 196, 198, 203, 206, 209, 210, 212, 214, 217, 222, 226, 228, 229, 230, 239, 241, 245, 249, 254, 255, 260, 264, 266, 268, 270 192, 193, 196, 198, 204, 209, 212, 224, 233, 236, 237, 239, 240, 241, 250, 263, 264, 265
4.4 (references) 16 to 18 261
4.5 (substantiation) 7 to 19 196, 212, 224, 237 192, 198, 203, 214, 233, 237,240, 261, 263, 264, 265, 270
4.6 (respect & confidence) 7 to 18 201, 239 222, 233, 236, 240
4.7 (SPC consistency) 16 to 18 251, 257, 266, 268 260, 263, 265
4.8 (SPC consistency) 15 247 248
5.1 (up to date) 7 to 20 201 204, 222, 240, 241, 264, 265, 270
5.2 (exaggeration) 7 to 20 193, 203, 205, 210, 214, 217,224, 226, 259, 260, 264, 270 233, 241, 259, 264, 265, 270
5.3 (safety) 7 to 20 214
5.5 (comparisons) 7 to 20 192, 193, 195, 200, 202, 204,205, 208, 214, 239 195, 250, 263
5.8 (consent) 7 to 20 236
6.1 (disparagement) 7 to 20 221, 266 192, 239, 259
7.2 (printed material) 7 to 13 217
8 (official bodies) 11 to 15 236
10.1 (quotations) 7 to 20 259
14.1 (training of reps) 9 to 13 233
18.2 (gifts) 16 to 17 253
19 271