Position paper 4 February 2020

IFPMA Note for Guidance on Fees for Services (2020 update)

Note for Guidance: Fees for Services
Position paper

The Ethos of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) is centered on trust to “act with integrity and honesty to improve patient care and build trust with those we serve and to respect the independence of healthcare providers, patients and other stakeholders”.

The purpose of this document is to provide additional interpretation and further guidance towards the relevant provisions of the Code of Practice. This Note for Guidance is not binding by itself. It must be read with the spirit of the Code in mind and always in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and other applicable industry codes. IFPMA member companies and member associations and anyone acting on their behalf are encouraged to take into account the considerations given in this Note for Guidance when implementing the IFPMA Code of Practice in their daily practice. The overall intention of this Note for Guidance is that the cooperation between companies, HCPs and other stakeholders is always based on high ethical standards and clearly aims to benefit patients.