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transparency obligations overview

Latest update: 29 November 2018 | Important Notes
PHARMACUETICAL

Report Due Date

Annually, in the first 6 months of the following year

Authority

MoH

Who Must Report

MAHs/license holders

Covered Recipients

Healthcare institutions and organizations, universities, healthcare professionals (HCPs) and professional organizations, unions, associations and foundations with activities in the healthcare industry of which they are members, and non-governmental organizations founded to preserve and improve health
MEDICAL DEVICE

Report Due Date

Annually, not later than 6 months after the end of the relevant reporting period. Each reporting period covers full calendar year, starting on 1 January and ending 31 December.

Authority

MedTech

Who Must Report

Members of MedTech

Covered Recipients

Healthcare organizations

Pharmaceutical Companies

What is reported:

Transfer of any values exceeding 10% of current gross monthly minimum wage

How to Report

In a format defined by the Institution

Resources

http://www.mevzuat.gov.tr/
Regulation on Promotional Activities of Medicinal Products for Human Use of July 3, 2015 (art. 11(7)).

Note

Members of the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) also have transparency obligations, however, the enforcement of the AIFD Code (EFPIA Transparency and Disclosure Rules) and the public disclosure of value in 2016 have been suspended in Turkey under the request of the Turkish MoH.

Medical Device Companies

If applicable (e.g. if your company is a member of MedTech or an industry association that is a member of MedTech): kindly refer to ‘Europe – Medical Device Companies’ for the summary in line with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

What is reported:

If not already obliged by local laws/regulations, companies need to make public the aggregate spend regarding educational grants on a yearly basis.

How to Report

An example of the template can be found in annex II of the following source:
MedTechEurope_Code_of_Ethics.pdf
Disclosures shall be made on the EthicalMedTech website (ethicalmedtech.org) unless the Member Company is already bound by national laws, regulations or professional codes as regulated in Section 1.2 Applicability of these Disclosure Guidelines.

Resources

MedTech Code:
MedTechEurope Code_of_Ethics.pdf
Link to MedTech Code currently published on MedTech website:
http://www.medtecheurope.org/legal-and-compliance/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 reflects that 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 such cases, your company only needs to disclose the transfers of value on the mentioned due date if your company is a member of that association).
  • “Due date” means the date on which the transfers of value need to be published. For example, the deadline for submitting/sending the complete information to the authority could be before the due date to give HCPs/HCOs the opportunity to check the data that the pharmaceutical companies/medical device companies are going to disclose.
  • The information does not take into consideration:
    • 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)
  • If your company is a member of MedTech/EFPIA (or if the industry association your company belongs to is a member of MedTech/EFPIA), the due dates are as mentioned above for MedTech/EFPIA (end of June), unless a law/regulation specifically states otherwise (e.g., the jurisdiction is suspended/exempted from following MedTech/EFPIA).

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