Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration between Patients’ Organizations, Healthcare Professionals and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Announcement: Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration between Patients’ Organizations, Healthcare Professionals and the Pharmaceutical Industry
13 January 2014
Framework: http://www.ifpma.org/fileadmin/content/Publication/2014/Consensus_Framework-vF.pdf].

The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), and the World Medical Association (WMA) announced that they established a Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration “to support partnerships that will aim to deliver greater patient benefits and support high quality patient care. Derived from the individual codes of ethical practice and health policy positions of the five supporting organizations, this framework is based on four overarching principles:
:: putting patients first;
:: supporting ethical research and innovation;
:: ensuring independence and ethical conduct; and
:: promoting transparency and accountability.
…“Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation at WHO, said “Ensuring ethical conduct, transparency and accountability are key in the development and testing of medicines and other health technologies.  We encourage all organizations involved to examine ways to develop monitoring mechanisms that can support these principles.”
http://www.ifpma.org/news/news-releases/news-details/article/putting-patients-first-five-global-healthcare-org.html