Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration between Patients’ Organisations, Healthcare Professionals and the Pharmaceutical Industry
The Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration was established in 2014 as a platform for ethical collaboration between patients’ organisations, healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry. The ultimate aim is to improve the quality of patient care.
It has four overarching principles:
- Put Patients First
- Support Ethical Research and Innovation
- Ensure Independence and Ethical Conduct
- Promote Transparency and Accountability
The Consensus Framework is supported by:
- International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO)
- International Council of Nurses (ICN)
- International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA)
- International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
- World Medical Association (WMA)
Several countries have adapted the consensus framework approach for their health systems, with each country providing detailed commitments and guidance according to their context.
Last updated: 09.08.2021
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