How the New Phrma Code Will Affect CME

Under the new PhRMA code, CME providers and commercial supporters will be playing by the same rules

The newly updated Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America's Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals, released in July, is much more specific about CME than the original 2002 version. It states that companies should separate their grants offices from sales and marketing departments — something many companies have already done — and stipulates that companies should develop objective criteria for making CME grant decisions.

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