EFPIA transparency code
The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) believes that communication between the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals and pharmacists has a significant positive impact on the quality of patient care and drug research. At the same time, the independence of the healthcare professional and the pharmacist in deciding which medicine to prescribe or recommend is one of the cornerstones of the healthcare system. EFPIA recognizes that communication between the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals and pharmacists can create conflicts of interest. In recent years, there has been public opinion that these relations should be more transparent. To this purpose, EFPIA and its member associations and companies have developed codes and guidelines to ensure that these communications are independent, honest and dignified, as patients, governments and other stakeholders expect.