n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - SMAC : voluntary industry watchdog and advisor : HPA profile

Volume 37, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



With CAMS businesses trading without the guiding hand of a regulatory structure for so long, the HPA set up its own industry watchdog-cum-advisory body in mid-2006. This small, proactive group, which is known as the Self-Monitoring Advisory Committee (SMAC), is made up of members of the association's executive committee. Its objectives are to maintain and enhance the credibility of the industry, and to provide advice to members who may not be sure about what they can and cannot say when advertising, promoting or developing their products.

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