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 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 2017 is provided in the table below.

 

Patient organisation

Collaboration in 2017

Suomen Parkinson-liitto ry

Advertisements in Parkinson-postia magazine EUR 3,000

Production collaboration of patient guides for Parkinson's Disease and dystonia EUR 850 

Suomen Sydänliitto ry

Exhibition booth at Sydänpäivä (EUR 1,000)

Sponsorship for printing of patient guides (hearth failure and anticoagulant medication) (EUR 24,323)

Suomen Diabetesliitto ry

Advertisements in the Diabetes & Lääkäri magazine (EUR 29,300)

Exhibition booth at the Diabetesosaaja seminar (EUR 1,350)

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

Epilepsialiitto ry 

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

Suomen Nivelyhdistys ry

Sponsoring membership 2017 (EUR 600)

Helsingin Allergia- ja Astmayhdistys ry

Banner advertisement on website (EUR 1,690)

Advertisements in regional association letter (EUR 360)

Suomen Kilpirauhasliitto ry

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

Psoriasisliitto ry

Advertisements in the Ihon aika magazine (EUR 14,184)

Sponsoring membership fee (EUR 1,700)

Exhibition fee (EUR 2,200)

Suomen Dystoniayhdistys ry

Advertisements in the organisation's member bulletin (EUR 300)
Suomen Narkolepsiayhdistys ry  Advertisements in membership magazine (EUR 2,529)
Hengitysliitto ry  Advertisements in membership magazine (EUR 2,500)
Suomen Kipu ry  Advertisements in Kipupuomi magazine for members (EUR 500)
Suomen Sjögrenin Syndrooma-yhdistys ry Advertisements in Kuivakukat magazine for members (EUR 500)
Suomen MS hoitajat ry Advertisements in magazine for members (EUR 1,290)
Suomen Amyloidoosiyhdistys ry Advertisements in magazine for members (EUR 500)