Clause 3
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3.1

(3.1) A medicine must not be promoted prior to the grant of the marketing authorisation which permits its sale or supply.

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AUTH/3761/4/23 - Complainant v Samsung Bioepis Breach: 3.1, 5.1, 8.1 No breach: 16.1, 26.1 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 05 April 2023 Completed: 08 May 2024 AUTH/3768/5/23 - Health professional v Sandoz Breach: 3.1, 5.1, 6.2 No breach: 2, 3.1, 6.1, 6.3, 11.1, 14.1, 14.4 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 11 May 2023 Completed: 23 February 2024 AUTH/3742/2/23 - Voluntary admission by Takeda UK Limited Breach: 3.1, 5.1, 8.1, 11.1, 26.1 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 16 February 2023 Completed: 29 November 2023 AUTH/3759/4/23 - Complainant v Boehringer Ingelheim No breach: 3.1, 5.1, 5.6, 6.1 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 04 April 2023 Completed: 28 May 2024 AUTH/3687/8/22 - Complainant v AstraZeneca Breach: 5.1, 11.2, 26.1 No breach: 2, 3.1, 3.3, 3.6, 5.1, 11.1 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 18 August 2022 Completed: 18 August 2023 AUTH/3690/8/22 - Complainant v GSK Breach: 5.1, 11.2 No breach: 2, 3.1 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 06 September 2022 Completed: 17 August 2023 AUTH/3669/6/22 - Complainant v Small Pharma Breach: 5.1 No breach: 2, 3.1, 5.1, 11.1, 16.1 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 29 June 2022 Completed: 24 July 2023 AUTH/3591/12/21 - A complaint on behalf of UsForThem v Pfizer Breach: 6.1, 6.2, 26.2 No breach: 2, 3.1, 3.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 11.3, 14.4, 26.1, 26.2, 26.4 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 11 December 2021 Completed: 06 December 2022 AUTH/3561/9/21 - Ex-employee v AstraZeneca Breach: 2, 5.1, 6.1, 8.1, 11.2, 26.1, 26.2 No breach: 3.1, 11.1, 26.1 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 24 September 2021 Completed: 19 August 2022

3.2

(26.1) Prescription only medicines must not be advertised to the public. This prohibition does not apply to vaccination and other campaigns carried out by companies and approved by the health ministers.

3.3

(29) When an undertaking has been given in relation to a ruling under the Code, the company concerned must ensure that it complies with that undertaking.

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AUTH/3754/3/23 - Health Professional/Director v Novo Nordisk Breach: 3.3, 5.1 No breach: 2 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 18 March 2023 Completed: 22 November 2023 AUTH/3649/5/22 - Health professional v Daiichi Sankyo Breach: 2, 3.3, 5.1, 6.1 No breach: 6.1, 6.2 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 14 February 2022 Completed: 23 February 2023 AUTH/3719/12/22 - Chiesi/Director v GSK Breach: 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 14.1, 14.4 No breach: 2, 3.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.6 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 19 December 2022 Completed: 14 March 2024 AUTH/3699/10/22 - AstraZeneca v GSK Breach: 5.1, 6.1, 14.1 No breach: 2, 3.3, 6.1, 6.6 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 18 October 2022 Completed: 18 December 2023 AUTH/3687/8/22 - Complainant v AstraZeneca Breach: 5.1, 11.2, 26.1 No breach: 2, 3.1, 3.3, 3.6, 5.1, 11.1 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 18 August 2022 Completed: 18 August 2023 AUTH/3597/1/22 - Complainant v AstraZeneca Breach: 5.1 No breach: 2, 3.3, 5.1, 6.2, 8.3, 26.1, 26.2 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 05 January 2022 Completed: 08 August 2023 AUTH/3664/6/22 - Complainant/Director v AstraZeneca Breach: 5.1, 12.3 No breach: 2, 3.3, 5.1 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 21 June 2022 Completed: 08 June 2023 AUTH/3661/6/22 - Complainant v AstraZeneca Breach: 8.1 No breach: 2, 3.3, 5.1 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 17 June 2022 Completed: 02 June 2023 AUTH/3711/11/22 - Complainant v Novo Nordisk Breach: 5.1, 5.5 No breach: 2, 3.3, 5.1, 5.5, 8.1, 12.1, 15.6 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 21 November 2022 Completed: 09 March 2023 AUTH/3591/12/21 - A complaint on behalf of UsForThem v Pfizer Breach: 6.1, 6.2, 26.2 No breach: 2, 3.1, 3.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 11.3, 14.4, 26.1, 26.2, 26.4 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 11 December 2021 Completed: 06 December 2022 AUTH/3587/12/21 - Anonymous health professional v AstraZeneca No breach: 2, 3.3, 5.1, 12.1, 12.3, 12.4 Applicable Code: 2021 Received: 02 December 2021 Completed: 16 June 2022

3.4

(1.11) Companies must comply with all applicable codes, laws and regulations to which they are subject.

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3.5

Gifts for personal benefit (such as sporting or entertainment tickets, social courtesy gifts) are prohibited and must not be given, either directly or indirectly, to any individual health professional, other relevant decision maker or individual associated with a healthcare organisation or patient organisation.

Providing or offering cash, cash equivalents or the provision of services that confer a personal benefit to the recipient is prohibited.

3.6

(12.1) Materials and activities must not be disguised promotion.

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3.7

(1.12) Each company must appoint a senior employee to be responsible for ensuring that the company meets the requirements of the Code.