Patient organisation collaboration

Pharmaceutical companies are obliged to provide an annual summary of the forms of collaboration pursued with patient organisations on their internet websites. Our annual summaries comprise all those countries where an Orion Pharma marketing organisation is present.

We support patient organisations with their socially important role in providing information and mental support, arranging rehabilitation and bringing patients and their families together with peers to share experience and advice. Annual summaries of our patient organisation collaboration in Europe are publicly available on our website. These reports show details of the various forms of support such as sponsorship for covering costs of educational events or production of information material about a disesase, for example. The decisions concerning support to patient organisations are made by our pharmaceutical marketing organisations within their budget limits.

European pharmaceutical companies are committed to following the EFPIA Codes of Practice concerning marketing of pharmaceuticals. These codes and national codes derived from them are accessible via EFPIA's website at http://www.efpia-e4ethics.eu/

Particular practices concerning collaboration with patient organisations are determined in the ethical guidelines. For transparency in these relationships, pharmaceutical companies are obliged to publish an annual summary of their collaboration with patient organisations on their internet websites.

Orion's collaboration with patient organisations, a Group-wide specification

Orion publishes an annual Group-wide summary of the forms of collaboration with patient organisations, as of  2010.  The information is specified by country and is provided in PDF documents via the links listed below.

Collaboration with and support by Orion Pharma marketing organisations to patient organisations in 2018

Collaboration with and support by Orion Pharma marketing organisations to patient organisations in 2017

Collaboration with and support by Orion Pharma marketing organisations to patient organisations in 2016

Collaboration with and support by Orion Pharma marketing organisations to patient organisations in 2015

Collaboration with and support by Orion Pharma marketing organisations to patient organisations in 2014

Collaboration with and support by Orion Pharma marketing organisations to patient organisations in 2013

Collaboration with and support by Orion Pharma marketing organisations to patient organisations in 2012

Collaboration with and support by Orion Pharma marketing organisations to patient organisations in 2011

Collaboration with and support by Orion Pharma marketing organisations to patient organisations in 2010

Orion's patient organisation collaboration in Finland

Chapter 50 of the Finnish Code of Ethics requires Finnish pharmaceutical companies  to publish an annual list of the patient organisations supported. Also the nature of the support given shall be described. The information should also be easily accessible. The duty entered into force in 2008. The information concerning Finland for years already ended ís included in the above-listed annual summaries. In addition, the information for Finland in 2018 is provided in the table below.

 

Patient organisation

Collaboration in 2018

Astma ja allergialiitto ry

Advertisements in membership magazines, EUR 4,488

Exhibition cost of Astmahoitajan työkalut, EUR 300

Exhibition cost of Lääkkeiden hyödyt ja haitat allergioissa, EUR 300

Exhibition cost of Astma, COPD - mitä uutta, EUR 500

Suomen Parkinsonliitto ry

Advertisements in Parkinson-postia magazine, EUR 4,800

Printing cost of patient leaflet, EUR 5,655

Advertisement for Parkinson and dystonia (PD) patient seminar, EUR 900

Catering cost at PD patient seminar, EUR 2,597

Suomen Sydänliitto ry

Purchasing and redistribution of Marevan patient guides, EUR 2,235

Advertisement in heart failure patient leaflets, EUR 1,400

Advertisement in membership paper, EUR 500

Suomen Diabetesliitto ry

Exhibition booth at Diabetes -osaaja seminar, EUR 774

Advertisements in Diabetes & Lääkäri magazines, EUR 14,640

Banner advertisement on diabetes.fi website, EUR 1,000

Epilepsialiitto r.y. 

Logo visibility in magazine for members / on website, EUR 3,300

Suomen Nivelyhdistys ry

Sponsoring membership 2018, EUR 600

Helsingin Allergia- ja Astmayhdistys ry

Banner advertisement on website, EUR 1,690

Suomen Kilpirauhasliitto ry

Advertisements in the Kilpi magazine for members, EUR 3,160

Psoriasisliitto ry

Advertisements in the Ihon aika magazine, EUR 11,628

Suomen Dystonia-yhdistys ry

Advertisements in the organisation’s member bulletin, EUR 300

Exhibition cost of training days arranged by Dystonia association, EUR 600

Hengitysliitto ry  Advertisement in membership magazine, EUR 2,500

Pirkanmaan Allergia- ja astmayhdistys ry

Advertisement in membership magazine, EUR 359

Pirkka-Hämeen Psoriasisyhdistys ry

Advertisement in membership magazine, EUR 1,020

Rintasyöpäyhdistys – Europa Donna Finland ry

Survey, EUR 600

Suomen Aivot ry

Sponsoring membership fee, EUR 1,000

Suomen Sjögrenin Syndrooma-yhdistys ry Advertisement in membership magazine, EUR 500