Saturday, 26 July 2008

West Ryde. Pfizer fined a record $200,000

Pfizer Australia, with its head office at West Ryde, has been fined a record $200,000, for breaching Medicines Australia Code of Conduct. In March 2008, AstraZeneca lodged a formal complaint alleging breaches of the code. Pfizer’s internal investigations revealed that nine representatives may have made some statements of the kind alleged by AstraZeneca. No senior manager at Pfizer Australia was aware that the conduct was taking place, Pfizer said. The Code of Conduct Committee found Pfizer in breach of the code, fined the company and ordered it to issue a corrective letter to healthcare professionals in Queensland and NSW.


Parramatta. Church leases church

Breakthrough Church International has leased St Peters Church, on the corner of Church and Palmer streets, Parramatta, from Southern Cross Enterprise Group Pty Ltd, for two years, at $350 square metres gross. Southern Cross Enterprise proposes to refurbish the 200-square-metre heritage-listed church as a bar and restaurant and build a 4.5-star, 50-room hotel, on a hall at the rear of the church.