Healthcare professionals having a relationship with a company
Doctors, nurses and dentists undertaking clinical duties as well as proprietary pharmacists and prescribing pharmacists must notify the Danish Medicines Agency of any relationship with companies or apply to the Danish Medicines Agency for permission to establish a relationship with a company.
The notification duty and the obligation to apply for permission include:
- proprietary pharmacists having a relationship with pharmaceutical and medical device companies
- doctors having a relationship with pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as stores specialised in the sale of medical devices
- nurses having a relationship with medical device companies
- dentists having a relationship with pharmaceutical and medical device companies
- prescribing pharmacists having a relationship with pharmaceutical companies
||Medical device company
||Stores specialised in the sale of medical devices
Professional and financial relationships
A relationship includes any professional and financial relations with a company.
A professional relationship may cover individual tasks (for example research, teaching or the writing of articles), full-time or part-time employment. Generally, all types of relationship are covered by the rules, even if you do not receive payments from the company.
Financial relations cover healthcare professionals who own or hold securities in a pharmaceutical or medical device company or a store specialised in the sale of medical devices.
Rules on relationships in connection with participation in panel debates
Openness about collaboration with industry
The notification duty and the obligation to apply for permission are intended to ensure that healthcare professionals have no conflicts of interest. The purpose of the rules is to ensure that healthcare professionals have no financial or other interests in the industry that may influence their clinical duties, as well as to promote public confidence in the health sector.