Working with Healthcare Professionals and Organisations
Roche is committed to collaborating with healthcare professionals and organisations to improve patient outcomes and the quality use of medicines. Testament to this is the company’s longstanding financial support of a vast range of research, medical education and patient support initiatives across many therapeutic areas. Roche also engages individual healthcare professionals for their consultancy services, including expert therapeutic advisory boards or speakers at medical education events.
All support to healthcare professionals and organisations is governed by industry and company regulations, including the requirement for written contractual agreements. Disclosure of payments and transfers of value is determined by applicable industry codes of conduct.
Pharmaceuticals – disclosure of payments and transfers of value to healthcare professionals
As a member of Medicines Australia (MA), Roche’s pharmaceutical division (Roche Products Pty Limited) abides by the MA Code of Conduct, including the transparent disclosure of reportable payments to healthcare professionals for:
- Provision of expert services (such as giving a lecture, speaking at or chairing an educational meeting, providing advice as a member of an Advisory Board or as a Consultant);
- Sponsorship to attend medical education (airfares, accommodation, conference registration fees).
Transparency provides reassurance to patients and the public that the relationships between healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies are appropriate, and ultimately contribute to better patient health outcomes.
Reportable payments and transfers of value made to healthcare professionals are detailed in six-monthly reports, in accordance with MA Code requirements and Australia’s privacy legislation. Prior to publication, each healthcare professional listed in the reports is afforded the opportunity to verify information. Data will be publicly available for at least three years from the date of publication. To comply with privacy obligations, reports may be amended from time to time.
Reports are designed to be read on this website. They are also provided as a downloadable CSV file. Any use or disclosure of data in the reports by a third party is the responsibility of that third party, who must comply with Australian privacy laws, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
More information about the MA Code and reporting requirements is available on the MA website: https://medicinesaustralia.com.au/code-of-conduct/. Healthcare professionals listed in Roche’s reports can request further information from: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated: 31 August 2018