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ASSOCIATION OF THE BRITISH PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2039: tabled on 25 April 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the pharmaceutical industry on its revised ABPI Code of Practice; acknowledges that the promotion of prescription medicines to health professionals and the provision of information about prescription-only medicines to the public by the industry needs to be robustly regulated; welcomes the ABPI's Code Awareness Day on 25th April; and urges health professionals, patient groups and others to work in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry to ensure the highest ethical standards for the benefit of patients.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2006
Southend West
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2006
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
South East Cornwall
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 April 2006
East Londonderry
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
West Lancashire
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Heywood and Middleton
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Jarrow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Chesterfield
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Cardiff North
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 May 2006
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2006
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
North West Leicestershire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 May 2006
Caernarfon
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 May 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2006
Macclesfield
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

ASSOCIATION OF THE BRITISH PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY (Amendment 1)
delete from `House' to end and insert `is disappointed with the feeble, self-serving new Code of Practice which allows the drugs industry to continue promoting products with lavish five star hospitality; notes that the British Medical Journal says the code 'lacks teeth'; and that the editor of the Drugs and Therapeutic Bulletin call it 'fundamentally weak'; is appalled that, following blatant breaches of past codes and their lethal consequences, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has never expelled a member company or forced one to publish a corrective statement; is alarmed that adverse reactions to drugs are a major and growing cause of death; and calls on the ABPI to answer the serious criticism of its conduct by the Select Committee on Health with a new code that would adequately protect the public against the perils of mis-prescribed and over-prescribed drugs and reduce the cynical greed-driven disease mongering shamelessly promoted by the ABPI.'.
Labour, Newport West
2
signatures
EDM 2039A1: tabled on 27 April 2006