As mentioned in a blog published last year, EPFIA consolidated their three EFPIA Codes (PO – HCP – Disclosure) into one simplified Code. EFPIA stated their reasons to consolidate the Codes were “the simplification of concepts, the removal of repetitive provisions and the clarification of the content”.
Member Associations were asked to transpose the revised Code provisions by the end of this month, June 2020, while implementation of the revised Code must take place before the end of this year.
So far, we have not seen all national associations update their national codes. The COVID-19 pandemic may have caused a delay for many associations, however the deadline to transpose the Code remains unchanged. National associations still have until the end of the month to publish their amended codes.
More information on the simplified EFPIA Code and the scorecard “Defining the Threshold on Meals and Drinks” can be found here: link.