Code of Practice
The ABPI Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry aims to ensure that the promotion of medicines to health professionals and to administrative staff is carried out within a robust framework to support high quality patient care. The Code also sets standards relating to the provision of information to patients and the public and relationships with patient groups. All ABPI member companies are obliged to comply with the Code and about fifty non-member companies have voluntarily agreed to comply with it. Find out more here.
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Find out the answers to some frequently asked questions about the ABPI Code here.
The PMCPA regularly issues updated advice and guidance on specific areas of the Code. View the latest advice here.
The PMCPA has produced a series of quick guides to the Code to help different audiences understand its relevance to them. Download copies of the guides here.
Specific requirements for working with patient organisations were first included in the 2006 edition of the Code. More information on the relevance of the Code to patient groups can be found here.
The Code of Practice is regularly revised. Changes to the Code have to be agreed by ABPI member companies. Find out more here.