CPME – EFPIA Joint Declaration on the Cooperation between the Medical Profession and the Pharmaceutical IndustryComments Off on CPME – EFPIA Joint Declaration on the Cooperation between the Medical Profession and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Brussels, 8th June 2005The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) have agreed on a “Joint Declaration on the Cooperation between the Medical Profession and the Pharmaceutical Industry”[1].

Cooperation between doctors and the companies that research and provide medicines is important and necessary at all stages of the development and use of medicines.  This cooperation ensures safety of patients and efficacy of therapy.

CPME and EFPIA, aware of their responsibilities vis-à-vis patients and society, consider it essential to establish jointly accepted guidelines so that they can serve as a framework at both European and national level in the relationship between doctors and companies.

The medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry have already each adopted ethical principles to govern the conduct of their activities.  CPME and EFPIA have confirmed these existing principles in this joint statement.

The Declaration addresses: product information and promotion of approved medicines, meetings organised and sponsored by industry, clinical research, and consultancy and affiliations.

CPME is a membership driven association with members from the EU/EEA,.  The CPME represents approximately 2 million physicians.  CPME aims to promote the highest standards of medical training and medical practice in order to achieve the highest quality of health care for all citizens of Europe. CPME is also concerned with the promotion of public health, the relationship between patients and doctors, and the free movement of doctors within the EU.

EFPIA represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe.  Its members comprise 29 national pharmaceutical industry associations and 43 leading pharmaceutical companies involved in research, development and manufacturing of medical products and vaccines in Europe for human use.

For further information, please contact directly:
At CPME – Lisette TIDDENS, Secretary General, tel. + 32 2 732 72 02 – e-mail: secretariat@cpme.be

At EFPIA – Marie-Claire PICKAERT, Deputy Director General, tel. +32 2 626 25 60 – e-mail: fabiennemuylle@efpia.org, or Christophe DE CALLATAŸ, Communications/Public Relations Manager, tel. +32 2 626 25 77, e-mail: cdc@efpia.org



[1]       The text of the “Joint Declaration of CPME and EFPIA on the cooperation between the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry” as attached is also available on EFPIA’s website www.efpia.org (position papers).

CPME – EFPIA Joint Declaration on the Cooperation between the Medical Profession and the Pharmaceutical IndustryComments Off on CPME – EFPIA Joint Declaration on the Cooperation between the Medical Profession and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Brussels, 8th June 2005The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) have agreed on a “Joint Declaration on the Cooperation between the Medical Profession and the Pharmaceutical Industry”[1].
Cooperation between doctors and the companies that research and provide medicines is important and necessary at all stages of the development and use of medicines.  This cooperation ensures safety of patients and efficacy of therapy.
CPME and EFPIA, aware of their responsibilities vis-à-vis patients and society, consider it essential to establish jointly accepted guidelines so that they can serve as a framework at both European and national level in the relationship between doctors and companies.
The medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry have already each adopted ethical principles to govern the conduct of their activities.  CPME and EFPIA have confirmed these existing principles in this joint statement.
The Declaration addresses: product information and promotion of approved medicines, meetings organised and sponsored by industry, clinical research, and consultancy and affiliations.
CPME is a membership driven association with members from the EU/EEA,.  The CPME represents approximately 2 million physicians.  CPME aims to promote the highest standards of medical training and medical practice in order to achieve the highest quality of health care for all citizens of Europe. CPME is also concerned with the promotion of public health, the relationship between patients and doctors, and the free movement of doctors within the EU.
EFPIA represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe.  Its members comprise 29 national pharmaceutical industry associations and 43 leading pharmaceutical companies involved in research, development and manufacturing of medical products and vaccines in Europe for human use.
For further information, please contact directly:
At CPME – Lisette TIDDENS, Secretary General, tel. + 32 2 732 72 02 – e-mail: secretariat@cpme.be
At EFPIA – Marie-Claire PICKAERT, Deputy Director General, tel. +32 2 626 25 60 – e-mail: fabiennemuylle@efpia.org, or Christophe DE CALLATAŸ, Communications/Public Relations Manager, tel. +32 2 626 25 77, e-mail: cdc@efpia.org


[1]       The text of the “Joint Declaration of CPME and EFPIA on the cooperation between the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry” as attached is also available on EFPIA’s website www.efpia.org (position papers).