Patient organizations play an important role in the healthcare system. They can educate the public and provide patients with relevant advice how to live with the burden of disease. Their role extends beyond counselling. These organizations give patients an important say in the health care system.
To fulfil their role as an independent voice for patients, relationships with pharmaceutical companies should be guided by the principle of transparency and co-operations should neither influence therapy decisions nor promote specific therapies.
Independence of Patient Groups
Daiichi Sankyo Europe and its affiliates respect the neutrality and independence of patient organizations. This is why we provide information on the extent and nature of our support.
- Daiichi Sankyo Europe makes donations to qualified recipients that support the needs of patients and patient organizations to educate the public on diseases as well as other charitable causes, programs and activities that ultimately benefit patients.
- All grants and donations to patient groups are in compliance with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries (EFPIA)-Code and with applicable laws as well as local codes.
Fiscal Year 2014
Daiichi Sankyo Europe provided no donations to patient organisations in the Fiscal Year 2014.