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transparency obligations overview

Latest update: 7 March 2019 | Important Notes
PHARMACUETICAL
MEDICAL DEVICE

Pharmaceutical Companies

What is reported:

Economic benefits targeted at healthcare organisations or professionals (persons entitled to prescribe or dispense medicines) who have their principal place of business, work address or registered domicile in Europe. Economic benefit refers to all direct or indirect transfers of economic value either in cash, in benefits in kind ,or other forms of benefit:

  1. Sums allocated to healthcare organisations:
    • Donations and grants
    • Contributions to the costs of events
    • Service and consultation fees
  2. Sums allocated to healthcare professionals
    • Contributions to the costs of events
    • Service and consultation fees

The following is reported: The name of the recipients and their places of work, as well as the value and form of the benefit or fee. For data security reasons, the publication of data on individuals requires the consent of the person in question. If such consent is not obtained, the data is disclosed without the name of the person involved.

Medical Device Companies


Sailab updated the code in line with the MedTech Code. Disclosure is arranged in article 15 of the ‘Sailab – MedTech Finland’s Code’.

Important notes:
  • This information is provided for your convenience and should not be construed as legal advice. The applicability of these requirements to your organization depends on individual circumstances. The information is not exhaustive.
  • Kindly check with your legal department and do not depend solely on the information provided here. Moreover, the rules mentioned could be subject to interpretation of local authorities/courts in the applicable jurisdiction. Lastly, be mindful of the latest update mentioned above. These rules and regulations change frequently, so it is important to determine whether the information provided reflects the most recent changes and is still applicable.
  • Reporting dates are related to the transparency obligation regarding transfers of value by pharmaceutical companies and/or medical device companies (excluding suppliers of in vitro diagnostics) to HCPs and HCOs. These often are based on laws or rules in codes of conduct of industry associations. In case it is based on codes of conduct, your company only needs to disclose the transfers of value on the mentioned due date if your company is a member of the association that follows that code.
  • Including a jurisdiction in the Legislative Watch does not guarantee that jurisdiction is available for reporting via the MediSpend Transparency Reporting Solution.
  • Reporting date normally means the date the transfers of value need to be published. The deadline for e.g. submission/sending the complete information to the authority could be before that date, for example to give HCPs and/or HCOs and/or the authority/association who publishes the information, the possibility to check the data the pharmaceutical companies/medical device companies are going to disclose.
  • The information does not take into consideration (unless explicitly mentioned):
    • Transparency related to clinical trials (unless it concerns transfers of value as mentioned above)
    • Transparency related to patient organizations (unless the patient organization is considered an HCO)


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