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International and European Codes

​​​​​The ABPI Code incorporates the principles set out in the international and European codes, and the principles set out in World Health Organisation (WHO) ethical criteria for medicinal drug promotion. 

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) operates the International Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices. 

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) operates the:

EFPIA Code of Practice on the Promotion of Prescription-only Medicines to, and interactions with, Healthcare Professionals.

EFPIA Code of Practice on Relationships between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Patient Organisations 

EFPIA Code on Disclosure of Transfers of Value from Pharmaceutical Companies to Healthcare Professional and Healthcare Organisations 

​The PMCPA liaises regularly with both the IFPMA and EFPIA to ensure that the UK Code is in line with these codes.