Collaboration between industry, healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations is vital. It enables the development and effective use of new medicines and helps to shape the future of research.
The healthcare professionals, healthcare organisations and patient associations we work with at Sanofi all provide us with valuable, independent and expert knowledge derived from their clinical and disease management experience. Collaborating with experts contributes significantly to our efforts to improve the quality of patient care.
At Sanofi we also recognise the need to be transparent when it comes to how we work with healthcare professionals, healthcare organisations and patient associations. As a member of Medicines Australia, we publish regular reports outlining all transfers of value to these groups.
Transfer of value
Our transfer of value reports are published in accordance with the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct, Edition 19 and Australia’s Privacy Legislation.
Reports include payments of honoraria or consultancy for services provided, air travel, accommodation or registration fees paid on behalf of an Australian healthcare professional. They also include the healthcare professional’s name, address, specialty, and the nature and dollar value of the transfer of value.
This information is held in a database, administered by Medicines Australia.
To comply with our privacy obligations, reports may be amended from time to time. The reports contain the most up to date information. Any use or disclosure of the data by a third party is the responsibility of that third party, who must comply with the Australian Privacy Act 1988.
Sponsorship of Third Party Organisations
All payments made to Third Party Organisations, for sponsorship of independent medical meetings or symposia, are reported on the Medicines Australia website. These reports are provided six monthly to Medicines Australia with reports then published within the following two months.
Health Consumer Organisation Reports
These reports are made available to Medicines Australia by 30 April each year and Medicines Australia makes them publicly available, on its website within the following two months.