The new MedTech Europe Code of Business Practice will become binding for EDMA and Eucomed corporate members on 1st January 2017, and will replace the EDMA and Eucomed Codes of Ethical Business Practice. The new Code will set the minimum standard by which industry members operate across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). To access the Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice, click here. Fore more information, click here.
During the transition period (i.e until 31st December 2016), both Eucomed and EDMA members will continue to abide by the rules which are in their current respective Codes of Ethical Business Practice.
Eucomed and EDMA have codes of ethical business practice laying down clear guidelines for ethical and appropriate interactions of their members with HCPs and HCOs that purchase, lease, recommend, use, arrange for the purchase or lease of, or prescribe members’ medical technologies. These guidelines are built on existing laws, regulations and other professional codes of conduct.
The Eucomed Code of Ethical Business Practice sets minimum ethical standards and principles for the medical device industry across Europe and comprises the following documents:
- Eucomed Guidelines on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals, September 2008
- Q&A on the Eucomed Guidelines On Interactions with Healthcare Professionals, December 2015 (v11)
- Eucomed Compliance and Competition Law Guidelines, June 2012
- Code of Ethical Business Practice: Procedural Framework, amended version (VI) approved on 14 April 2014 (an updated version of the Procedural Framework will be adopted before 1st January 2017 and will replace the current version).
- Eucomed Compliance Panel Internal Procedural Rules, amended version (II) approved on 14 April 2014
- Advisory Interpretations of the Eucomed Compliance Panel
The EDMA Code of Ethics is an all-encompassing document that can be found here.