3. Scope and topics of codes of conduct


1. Scope and topics of codes of conduct

Using the EFPIA code of practice[1] as example, the following section will consider the scope and topics of codes of conduct in more detail.

The EFPIA Code applies to activities relating to prescription-only medicines (POM) (whether patented or off-patent, branded or generics). This is similar to the scope of the EU Pharma Regulation (Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as amended, relating to medicinal products for human use). The Codes are applicable to all activities relating to POM and relationships with Healthcare Professionals (HCP), Healthcare Organisations (HO) and Patient Organisations (PO) (as defined in the Codes, and excluding commercial activities).