Abbott provides support to patient organisations by giving financial and non-financial support. Support may take the form of money to support joint projects/initiatives, charitable donations, grants, or other help.
A number of requirements must be fulfilled for Abbott to support to patient organisations in these ways, these include:
- Must be undertaken first and foremost in the interests of patients
- The patient organisation must be a registered charity
- The independence of the patient organisation its medical, political and social judgement must be safeguarded
- Not offered or given as an inducement to prescribe, supply, administer, recommend, buy or sell any Abbott product
Click here for details of Abbott Healthcare Products Ltd.'s support for patient organisations during 2012 and 2013.
Data for Abbott Pharmaceutical Products Division for 2012 are disclosed by AbbVie Ltd.
Support for patient organisations in 2014 are posted to Abbott’s corporate website, at: http://www.abbott.com/policies/financial-reports.html. Please note Mylan N.V. and Mylan Inc. acquired Abbott’s non-US developed markets specialty and branded generic pharmaceutical business on February 27, 2015.