The Code of Ethics (hereinafter referred to as the “Code”) of the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (“AIPM”) in the Republic of Kazakhstan was developed on the basis of international marketing practice codes adopted in the research pharmaceutical industry, taking into account the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and reflecting ethical standards that all AIPM members must follow when implementing Promotion and Marketing of Pharmaceutical Products in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Provisions of the Code are intended to help AIPM members develop and apply honest and responsible Promotion and Marketing standards that take public health interests in the Republic of Kazakhstan into account, and are a tool for resolving ethical issues between AIPM members in the event of any disputes.
The Code represents a number of additional guidelines governing AIPM members in the implementation of Marketing and Promotion of Pharmaceutical Products in the Republic of Kazakhstan, as the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in this field always takes precedence.
The Code determines that responsibility and control over compliance with high standards in the Promotion of Pharmaceutical Products in the Republic of Kazakhstan are vested in AIPM members. All AIPM members must make right and conscientious decisions with an emphasis on the interests, first of all, of the Patient. Promotion of Pharmaceutical Products in violation of the Code is unacceptable.
All AIPM members undertake not to distribute any materials that are inconsistent with the provisions and principles of this Code, nor take any action in the field of Pharmaceutical Products Marketing in violation of this document.
Respect for the person, Patient-orientedness, transparency and observance of ethical norms are the values that should underlie everything that the AIPM members undertake. The management [of each AIPM member company (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) is obliged to support activities of the Company in accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and this Code. The management assumes the obligation to take action against any identified and proven act of infringement.
Each company that has joined AIPM is obliged to enforce provisions of the Code and conduct introductory training on the provisions of this Code, for all employees and persons engaged by the Company within 6 months of becoming a member of AIPM, and to familiarize new employees and engaged persons of the Company.
This Code, as well as any amendments thereto, shall enter into force for the Company after expiration of 6 months from the date of their adoption.
This Code, as well as any alterations and amendments thereto are approved by resolution of the General Meeting of AIPM. Alterations and amendments to this Code may be made at the initiative of any Company.