The purpose of the Pharmig Code of Conduct is to enable the pharmaceutical
industry to meet its responsibility in health care in a professional manner
while maintaining the high ethical standards of the pharmaceutical
industry. The imperative balance between the various interests of patients,
persons in health care professions and the general public in consideration
of legal, political and social environment of the pharmaceutical industry
and its partners must be guaranteed.
Apart from the General Principles, the Code of Conduct of Pharmig, the
Association of the Austrian Pharmaceutical Industry (hereinafter referred
to as the “Pharmig Code of Conduct”) contains rules for information
regarding medicinal products, advertisement for medicinal products,
information and advertising via the Internet, events, cooperation with
specialist circles or third parties, cooperation with patients’ organisations,
gifts, raffles, company employees, clinical trials and infringements of the
Medicinal Products Act (MPA)...