UK pharma code body proposes new healthcare professional payment rules
The UK's pharmaceutical industry code of practice body has published proposed changes to its code and procedures to include new European rules on disclosure of payments to healthcare professionals.
In a statement, the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) said the proposed amendments to its code, constitution and procedures have been sent to member companies.
The PMCPA said the proposed changes are to comply with changes to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations' (EFPIA) code.
The changes are set to be agreed by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) management board in October and approved by member companies at a meeting in November, before coming into effect in January, with a transitional period to allow firms to adapt.
The PMCPA is an arms-length body that polices the code on behalf of the ABPI.