Transparency and Cooperation
Collaborations and partnerships between the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations are subject to stringent legislation and require that all parties respect high ethical standards. Healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations should be fairly compensated for the legitimate expertise and services they provide to the industry. However, the integrity of the decision of a healthcare professional to prescribe or recommend a medicine is one of the pillars of the healthcare system and should not be compromised. EFPIA has been working for three years to set out guiding principles and put in place its ‘Code of Disclosure of Transfers of Value from Pharmaceutical Companies to Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Organisations’. This was agreed in July 2013. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd. is a member of EFPIA and preparations are in hand to implement the code for data collection, which began in 2015, leading to public disclosure in 2016.

Donations

Year Recipient Amount
 2013  Unrestricted grant - PKD International CHF 15,000
  Unrestricted grant - Swiss PKD CHF 8,744
2014 Donations made to Gamian Europe, PKD International and the PKD Charity raised by employees through fundraising activities  
2015 Donations to New Horizons (raised by employees through fundraising activities)  
 * These donations are completely unconditional, and are in no way intended as an inducement to prescribe, supply, recommend, buy or sell any products of Otsuka or any Otsuka group company, nor does Otsuka expect any favourable treatment by the organisations or any of their staff towards Otsuka personnel or representatives.

Grants 

Year Recipient Department and Institution Amount
2010 Klinik fur Pneumologie - Evangelische Lungenklinik , Berlin, Germany €60,000
  Instituto di Richerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Bergamo, Italy €80,000
2011 Department of Obesity and Endocrinology University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK £30,000
  Neurosurgical Department Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany €100,000
  Nephrology University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands €3,600
2013 Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark €110,000
  An unconditional grant was made to the EDTA Working Group on Inherited Kidney Disorders (WGIKD) to support an educational workshop for physicians, scientists and students. £3,000
  University of Florence - Unrestricted Research Grant €30,000
2014 KDIGO - Donation to support work towards improving the care and outcomes of kidney disease patients worldwide €200,000
2015 KDIGO - Donation to support work towards improving the care and outcomes of kidney disease patients worldwide €50,000
* These grants are completely unconditional, and are in no way intended as an inducement to prescribe, supply, recommend, buy or sell any products of Otsuka or any Otsuka group company, nor does Otsuka expect any favourable treatment by the institutions or any of their staff towards Otsuka personnel or representatives.

Date of preparation: August 2018

Reference OPUK/1017/GEN/1165(a-g)

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