The Novartis vision is to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine. To achieve this, Novartis is committed to the highest ethical standards wherever it does business. Novartis has adopted a single set of ethical principles that should be applied in daily decision-making by all Novartis Associates and to all professional practice-related activities conducted by third parties on behalf of Novartis.
Putting patients first
Acting with clear intent
Researching for the right reasons
Our standards are represented across Novartis* in our Professional Practices Policy (P3) (PDF 1.0 MB), which governs how associates conduct business and interact with customers, including promoting medicines to healthcare professionals.
All activities must be conducted in accordance with local laws, regulations and industry codes, which may be more stringent than the requirements outlined in this Policy.
*Alcon will be re-launching its equivalent policy (AP3) to incorporate relevant principles January 1, 2019