A. I am a healthcare professional and I cannot find my name in the Transparency Register while I have received premiums and benefits :
This can be explained because of the fact that the received premiums and benefits do not fall into a category to be published in a nominative way (e.g. meals, remuneration received for scientific research, gifts of negligible value and related to the practice of the profession).
B. I am a patient and I cannot find the name of my healthcare professional or healthcare organisation in the Transparency Register:
It is possible that you cannot find a healthcare professional or healthcare organisation in the Transparency Register. This can have several reasons:
- this healthcare professional / healthcare organisation did not receive premiums or benefits from a pharmaceutical or medical devices company,
- this healthcare professional / healthcare organisation has received premiums or benefits from a pharmaceutical or medical devices company, but from a different nature than those to be disclosed on this website (e.g. in the context of scientific research in which case there is no nominative publication).
Moreover, it is not because a healthcare professional is not mentioned in the transparency register that he/she is not continuously being educated. While it is true that the costs of the participation in scientific events are often sponsored by the industry (subject to strict legal and ethical rules), this is not always the case. Healthcare professionals can also follow continuing education at their own expense.
C. I am a patient and I am looking for a pharmaceutical or medical devices company but I do not find it in the Transparency Register:
There may be several reasons, but the most common ones are the following:
- Regarding premiums and benefits granted in 2015: the company concerned is not a member of pharma.be: the premiums and benefits published by the platform in 2016 are only those voluntary made in 2015 by pharmaceutical companies members of pharma.be (click here to see the list of members).
- Regarding premiums and benefits granted in 2016: the company concerned is not a member of pharma.be (click here), beMedTech (click here) or FeBelGen (click here). The legal obligation of transparency applicable to all companies applies as from calendar year 2017.