Can any non-monetary item be provided at meetings?
Clause 10.4 states: Pens/ pencils and notepads are the only items that can be provided to health professionals and other relevant decision makers for them to use and then only at bona fide meetings. Such items can only bear the name of the donor company but not the name of any medicine or information about medicines. No individual attendee should receive more than one pen or pencil and one notepad. The total cost to the donor company of all such items provided to an individual attending an event/meeting must not exceed £6, excluding VAT. The perceived value to the recipient must be similar. Clause 10.5 also applies for items provided in conference bags, it states that pens/pencils and notepads provided in conference bags at independently organised meetings must not include the name of the donor company, the name of any medicine or any information about medicines.