Quarterly Global Transparency Report Snapshot and Update - Q1 2019
Updates to Global Transparency Regulations: 2019 Q1
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May 21, 2019

IQVIA's transparency experts have updated our global transparency snapshot reflecting all changes that occurred in 2019 Q1. Stay up-to-date with regulations and codes in all 47 countries and all 112 templates.

Global transparency regulations and codes are constantly being introduced, revised or updated. Keeping up with all these changes can be a major challenge.

IQVIA’s global transparency experts continually monitor transparency changes around the worldand regularly update our Regulations Snapshot. We provide the Snapshot and Quarterly Update to our clients as a convenient way for you to stay up-to-date.

In our quarterly Global Transparency Regulations Snapshot, we provide the information clients need to be compliant with regulations or codes in 47 countries, as well as information for all existing local and state legislation in the United States and Canada.

In this Quarterly Update, we take a closer look at 2 specific regulations, examining what’s new and/or changed as well as the possible implications for your business and the industry. To schedule a time to speak with one of our experts about how these regulations will impact you


In March 2019, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia (“Ministry”), released an FAQ document which provides further clarity on specific aspects of the Colombian Sunshine Act (Resolution n. 2881 of 2018). Among the various clarifications, it should be noted that the Ministry further specified the definition of “pharmaceutical product”, stating that this includes any product intended for the cure of humans and animals, including cosmetic products.


Companies are required to report any type of payment in cash or in kind, including but not limited to, food and drinks, consulting fees, sponsorship of HCPs to attend an educational event, clinical studies, delivery of medical samples, promotional material, travel and accommodation.

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