Code of Ethical Practices


Since 1988, the Code of Ethical Practices has been a tangible demonstration of Innovative Medicines Canada’s commitment to a relationship based on trust, openness and transparency with healthcare providers.

The Code is our commitment to you. It establishes clear guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of Canadians is always our first priority.

New 2020 Code of Ethical Practices

The updated Code will come into effect on January 1, 2020. To facilitate an orderly transition from the current rules, the changes related to Patient Support Programs and Medical Practices Activities will come into effect on July 1, 2020, while those related to sponsoring third-party conferences and congresses will come into effect on January 1, 2021.