MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice


 

 

Members of MedTech Europe have approved a new Code of Ethical Business Practice in December 2015 to set high ethical standards for the medical technology industry across Europe.

The MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice regulates all aspects of the industry’s relationship with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and Healthcare Organisations (HCOs), such as company-organised events, arrangements with consultants, research and financial support to medical education, amongst others. It also introduces an independent enforcement mechanism.

Such a Code is key as it aims at ensuring that all interactions between companies and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and Healthcare Organisations (HCOs), such as hospitals and clinics, are ethical and professional at all times, and beyond criticism to maintain the trust of regulators, and – most important of all – patients. MedTech Europe is committed to promote legitimate and ethical business practices, encouraging responsible and ethical interactions with HCPs and HCOs.

The MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice became binding for MedTech Europe corporate members on 1st January 2017.

MedTech Europe Code's Procedural Framework and Code's Disclosure Guidelines are available in the Resouce section.

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The MedTech Europe staff is available to help you with any question regarding the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice, please do not hesitate to contact us in ethics@medtecheurope.org