Transparent Payments to Healthcare Professionals

Across Europe the pharmaceutical industry has committed to disclose the payments that it has made to healthcare professionals (HCPs) and organizations (HCOs) through adoption of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry's HCP/HCO Disclosure Code.


The very best clinical practice requires input and expertise from many groups: clinicians; patient organisations; academics; healthcare organisations; and those that discover and manufacture new medicines and medical technology. Collaboration between all of these important experts results in three main benefits:

  1. Making new medicines possible in the first place;
  2. Providing vital health education to ensure that medicines are used appropriately; and
  3. Capturing real life insights into current treatments and understanding unmet medical needs.


It's important these relationships are managed transparently to help demonstrate the over-riding objective is to keep patients at the centre of our collective efforts. At Lilly, we value our relationship with HCPs and HCOs and fully support the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Association’s (EFPIA’s) commitment to publishing the details of payments and transfers of value made to them through annual disclosure reports. Examples of transfers of value may include a grant to an HCO, a consultancy fee for speaking, travel expenses, or registration fees to attend a medical education congress. Details are reported either by individual HCP or HCO or in an aggregate manner, based on individual or organizational choice in accordance with respective country privacy laws. Reports are published annually and are available for three years with the first year of disclosure occurring in 2016 for payments and transfers of value to HCPs and HCOs made in 2015 and will be updated annually.

 

About the Code

The EFPIA Disclosure Code requires all EFPIA member companies (those within and outside of the European Union) to disclose payments and transfers of value to HCPs and HCOs.

Data privacy requires companies to acquire consent from the HCP for the individual disclosure of his/her name with associated transfers of value. If the HCP does not grant his/her consent for the individual disclosure, Lilly will report the associated payments and transfers of value in aggregate, under an unnamed category. Consent must also be collected from an HCO in some countries.

Please consult EFPIA's website for additional information on the Code, and direct any questions specific to Lilly's implementation of the Code to lilly_lilly_complianceadmin@lilly.com.

Payments to HCPs in Ireland are regulated by the Irish Pharmceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) From 2016 it is a requirement of the IPHA Code of Practice for payments made to HCOs and HCPS to be published in a central report. The link to the central report is available here:

http://www.transferofvalue.ie

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