Annex III – QUERIES (Questions and Answers) on the interpretation of the Code of Practice
The aim of these general interest queries, presented in the form of questions and answers, is to clarify several points related to the interpretation of specific issues regarding application of the Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry by gathering the interpretation of the Surveillance Unit and the Code of Practice Committee.
As such, the aim of these queries is to detail and clarify the self-regulation provisions that establish the framework within which industry’s activities should be carried out, guiding and easing compliance of companies with such regulations, always taking into account that, in case of dispute, the interpretation of self-regulation provisions ultimately pertains to the self-regulation Jury (AUTOCONTROL).
This Queries document has been enriched since its first edition (January 2004) to clarify, with a mainly practical approach, the doubts that have had a greater impact in the addressees of the Code since then up until the current version (June 2014). This document gathers a very ample casuistry that may be object of modification in order to adapt it and update it to each moment’s reality. Therefore each new version entirely replaces the previous one.
This document has been approved by FARMAINDUSTRIA’s Board of Directors under the provisions of article 20.4 of the Code.