Snapshot of Sunshine Rules in EU Countries for The Pharmaceutical Industry


Since the enactment of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (US Sunshine Act) by the United States, a number of EU Member States have adopted similar rules or strengthened pre-existing regulation in order to improve the transparency of relationships between physicians and health care companies.

The purpose of this guide is to identify EU countries that have implemented a Sunshine Act or sunshine rules and to provide a brief overview of these regulations.

This guide focuses on the main rules that apply in 12 EU countries and does not provide a full analysis of any codes of ethics that may apply in addition to national Sunshine Act or sunshine rules.