What are the requirements for third parties when declaring sponsorship?

  • 9.10

    9.10 Material relating to medicines and their uses, whether promotional or not, and information relating to human health or diseases which is sponsored by a pharmaceutical company must clearly indicate that it has been sponsored by that company.

    The only exception to this is market research material which need not reveal the name of the company involved but must state that it is sponsored by a pharmaceutical company.

Pharmaceutical companies working with third parties need to ensure the third parties meet the requirements of the Code, including the need to name pharmaceutical companies sponsoring material covered by Clause 9.10 of the Code.

If a company provides sponsorship support, this support should be declared by the third party and made clear on all materials etc. The declaration must name the company and the support provided including, where applicable, exact details of the nature of the sponsoring pharmaceutical company's support.