Newsletter: New IFPMA Code of Practice 2019
New IFPMA Code of Practice 2019
28th November 2018
Two important changes were made to the
Code of Practice of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations. First, a ban on gifts and promotional aids (for prescription medicines) have been introduced. Second, the ethical foundation of IFPMA, "Ethos", has been developed.
The ban on gifts and promotional aids is aligned with current European and US guidance. The Code lists two categories of promotional items subject to prohibtion: items used by healthcare professionals in their offices and informational or educational items (new category).