About the Code of Ethics
The marketing of medicinal products and all medical information that pharma industry gives to the public is supervised by the legislator and regulatory authorities. Beside this pharma industry has its own Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics sets forth generally accepted operative principles which the pharmaceutical companies shall comply with in their operations. Operating against these codes can cause pharmaceutical companies financial sanctions. The Code of Ethics (Pharma Industry Finland) has been updated in January 2017. The Code of Ethics Web Test is available in Finnish and English.
The Code of Ethics consists of:
- General principles
- Code for the marketing of medicinal products
- Code for the co-operation between the pharmaceutical industry and patient organizations
- Code for health awareness information and other information on health and diseases targeted at consumers
- Monitoring of the compliance with the code, preliminary inspection, sanctions and other stipulations
- Other stipulations.
Pharma Industry Finland and the Pharmaceutical Information Centre created this web-based test with help from pharmaceutical companies. The aim of this test is to promote understanding of the Code of Ethics and increase knowledge about the marketing of medicinal products. The test also includes examples of everyday situations in the marketing of medicinal products.
The personal web test username and password will be sent by email twice a month: on the 1stand 3rd Fridays. (NB! In summertime the interval may be longer, ca. 1 month. During a bank holiday or in other exceptions the username and password may be generated on the previous or following work day).
We employ a 50 € surcharge for express delivery of username and password.