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Amendment of the ABPI Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry 2011

07/11/2011
Proposals to amend the ABPI Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry were agreed by the ABPI on 3 November 2011.

‚ÄčThe 2012 Code of Practice will come into operation on 1 January 2012 with a transitional period between 1 January 2012 and 30 April 2012. During this time no promotional material or activity will be regarded as being in breach of the Code if it fails to comply with its provisions only because of newly introduced requirements.

There are different transitional provisions for Clauses 17.2 and 28.2. Details are given in the supplementary information for those clauses.

The changes agreed at the ABPI meeting are attached below. The updated Code of Practice will be available to download from the PMCPA website shortly.