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Tips for Agencies: Client+Code=Compromise?

It strikes me that Agencies have a raw deal when it comes to the Code.  They may well sign a contract requiring that they are ‘trained and familiar with the Code’ but what does that look like in reality?  A day at Westminster at the PMCPA Seminar (lovely cookies)? or a real understanding of the fundamental principles […]

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Definition of arm’s length

The PMCPA definition can be found here. Case precedence suggests “arm’s length” criteria for a company/agency working on company’s behalf (and paid by company) to be the following: •is not the originator •must not provide data proactively •must not have approached/selected authors •checks item for factual accuracy only and has no editorial control on content […]

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EU Commission proposals around provision of information on POMs

The EU Commission announced on 11 October 2011 new proposals : – Only certain information on POMs allowed e.g. PIL, info on prices, clinical trials or instructions for use. – Information only allowed through limited channels of communication e.g. officially registered websites – Information must fulfil quality criteria e.g. unbiased, evidence-based, factually correct, not misleading […]

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PM Society Meeting: Patient Engagement 19 Oct 2011

The PM Society ran an excellent meeting yesterday on Patient Engagement. The speakers, aside from myself, ranged from small to large patient organisations and even someone who clocks up 45 hours a week as a volunteer in the NHS. I was struck by several things that were mentioned: • Some companies are still approaching patient […]

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