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Table 2 Codes of practice governing pharmaceutical companies

From: Ethical pharmaceutical promotion and communications worldwide: codes and regulations

Country(ies) IFPMA-affiliated responsible organization IFPMA-linked national codes (further information at http://www.ifpma.org) Additional laws, regulations, codes, and guidelines usually apply in each country. In some cases these codes also apply to companies and/or sectors not affiliated to IFPMA
Global
All countries (Applies to international pharmaceutical companies’ activities in countries not listed below) International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations IFPMA Code of Practice
Regional
Europe European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations EFPIA Code on the Promotion of Prescription Only Medicines to, and Interactions with, Healthcare Professionals
EFPIA Code of Practice on Relationships between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Patient Organizations
EFPIA Code on Disclosure of Transfers of Value from Pharmaceutical Companies to Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Organisations
Central America Federación Centroamericana de Laboratorios Farmacéuticos (FEDEFARMA) Code of Good Practices for the Promotion of Medicines
National
Argentina Cámara Argentina de Especialidades Medicinales (CAEMe) Código de Ética CAEMe
Australia Medicines Australia Medicines Australia Code of Conduct
Austria Association of the Austrian Pharmig code of conduct and code of procedure of the COC committees of experts of the 1st and 2nd instance
Pharmaceutical Industry (PHARMIG)
Belarus AIPM AIPM Code of Marketing Practice in the Republic of Belarus
Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Belgium Pharma.be Code of Deontology
Brazil Interfarma Código de Conduta
Canada Rx&D Code of Ethical Practices
Chile Cámara de la Industria Farmacéutica de Chile (CIF) Código FIIM de buenas prácticas para la promociónde los medicamentos
China R&D-based Pharmaceutical Association in China (RDPAC) Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices
Colombia Asociación de Laboratorios Farmacéuticos de Investigación y Desarrollo (AFIDRO) Código de ética
Czech Republic Asociace inovativního farmaceutického průmyslu (International Association of Pharmaceutical Industries) Etický Kodex
Denmark Lägemiddelindustriforeningen (LIF) Lif’s ethical rules for dialogue and negotiations with decision-makers
Ecuador Industria Farmacéutica de Investigación e Innovación (IFI) Código de Ética IFI
Finland Pharma Industry Finland (PIF) PIF Code of Ethics
France Les entreprises du médicament (LEEM) Dispositions Déontologiques Professionnelles
Germany Verband Forschender Arzneimittelhersteller e.V. (VFA) (German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies) FSA Code of Conduct on the Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals
FSA Code of Conduct on the Collaboration with Patient Organizations
Guatemala Fedefarma: La Federación Centroamericana de Laboratorios Farmacéuticos Code of Good Practices for the Promotion of Medicines
Hungary MAGYOSZ Hungarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Code of Ethics for Pharmaceutical Communication
India Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) OPPI Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices
Hong Kong Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (HKAPI) Code of pharmaceutical marketing practices
Indonesia International Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Group (IPMG) IPMG code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices
Ireland Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) Code of Marketing Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Italy FARMINDUSTRIA Associazione delle Imprese del Farmaco Codice deontologico Farmindustria (code of professional conduct)
Japan Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) JPMA Promotion Code for Prescription Drugs
Korea Korean Research-based Pharmaceutical Industry Association (KRPIA) KRPIA Fair Competition Code and its working guideline
Malaysia Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) PhAMA Code of Conduct
Netherlands NEFARMA vereiniging innovatieve geneesmiddelen Nederland Code of conduct for pharmaceutical advertising
Norway Legemiddelindustriforeningen (LMI) Rules for marketing of medicinal products. Recommended guidelines between the Norwegian Federation of Organizations of Disabled people (FFO) and the Norwegian association of pharmaceutical manufacturers (LMI) for contact and cooperation between patient organizations and the pharmaceutical industry
Peru ALAFARPE Asociación Nacional de Laboratorios Farmacéuticos Código IFPMA de prácticas de marketing farmacéutico
Philippines Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP) PHAP Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices
Portugal Associação Portuguesa da Indústria Farmacêutica (APIFARMA) Código Deontológico para as Práticas Promocionais da Indústria Farmacêutica e para as Interacções com os Profissionais de Saúde
Código de Conduta para as Relações entre a Indústria Farmacêutica e as Associações de Doentes
Russia Association of International Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers (AIPM) Code of Marketing Practices of the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (AIPM)
Singapore Singapore Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (SAPI) SAPI Code of Marketing Practices
South Africa Marketing Code Authority Code of Marketing Practice for the Marketing and promotion of medicines, medical devices and in vitro diagnostics
Spain FARMAINDUSTRIA: The National Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Spain Spanish Code of Good Practices for the Promotion of Medicines and Interaction with Healthcare Professionals
Spanish Code of Practice on Relationships between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Patient Organizations
Sweden Läkemedelsindustriföreningen (LIF ) Ethical rules for the pharmaceutical industry in Sweden
Switzerland Interpharma Code of Conduct of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Switzerland (Pharma Code)
Scienceindustries Switzerland: Business Association Chemistry Pharma Biotech
Taiwan International Research-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (IRPMA) IRPMA Code of Practices
Thailand Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PReMA) PREMA Code of Sales and Marketing Practices
Turkey Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) Code on Good Promotion Practices for Medicinal Products to, and Interactions with, Healthcare Professionals
United Kingdom Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry
United States Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals
Principles on Conduct of Clinical Trials and Communication of Clinical Trial Results
PhRMA Guiding Principles on Direct to Consumer Advertisements About Prescription Medicines
PhRMA Principles on Interactions with Patient Organizations