Pharmaceutical Industry Trending Toward Self-Regulation

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 1:27 PM EDT) -- On March 1, 2012, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) issued a code of practice relating to interactions with the health care community, which replaces and expands upon its 2006 Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices.

In this article, we summarize some of the key changes between the new IFPMA code and its 2006 predecessor, and discuss certain implications of these revisions for pharmaceutical companies, including those with significant operations in the United States.

The Geneva-based IFPMA represents research-based pharmaceutical companies and national associations...
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