The EFPIA Disclosure Code came effectively into force 1. January 2015. Althoug Frumtök is not a formal member of EFPIA we acknowledge the Discloslure Code and fully implement it, as we have done with the EFPIA HCP code. This decision has been approved by Frumtök‘s board and discussed at Frumtök‘s members meeting with no objections.
In January 2013 the Federation of Trade and Services and the Icelandic Federation of Trade joint with us in Frumtök and signed an agreement with the Icelandic Medical Association, formally agreeing that the HCP code with future additions + local appendixes shall be the foundation of our interactions. What is especially positive is the fact that the Federation for Services and Trade and the Icelandic Federation of Trade signed it onbehalf of their member companies, including companies such as Actavis, Icepharma and Vistor (and consequently applicable to all MAHs serviced by these companies in Iceland). In fact this means the whole pharma industry in Iceland has signed to use the EPFIA codes as a foundation to its interactions with health care professionals.
Implementation of the Disclosure Code has been successful. The Code has clearly raised some questions within the HCPs community but reactions, f.ex. from the National Hospital and the Icelandic Medical Association, are positive.
Each company is responsible for disclosing relevant information, but Frumtök will offer the service of publishing the Disclosure Reports on our website. Please find here the EFPIA Disclosure template, The Template, with Icelandic adjustments. More detailed information on the HCP and DC codes are below.