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Prescrire's "Non merci" Charter: saying "No thank you" to conflicts of interest

 ABOUT PRESCRIRE  Prescrire's pioneering "Non merci..." Charter guarantees that Prescrire's editors and managers are free from any conflicts of interest.

Non merci - No conflicts of interestIn order to deliver the best possible care, healthcare professionals need to base their work and their decisions on reliable and independent information.

Prescrire's "Non merci..." Charter specifies all the influences to which healthcare professionals and patients are exposed. Signatories pledge to promote quality care, and to act to distance themselves from these influences.

The Charter is signed every year by all members of Association Mieux Prescrire. To read the "Non merci..." Charter online, click HERE.

No conflicts of interest for the managers and all the members of Editorial Staff
Every year, Prescrire's managers, the members of the Editorial Staff and the directors of Association Mieux Prescrire sign a personal statement of absence of conflicts of interest.

The hallmarks of independence are not just petty details
Association Mieux Prescrire has taken precautions to protect itself against conflicts of interest of any kind:

  • AMP does not sell, lease or otherwise transfer subscribers' addresses to any other persons or organisations;
  • AMP does not accept subscriptions paid for by pharmaceutical companies on behalf of healthcare professionals;
  • AMP does not accept bulk sales of subscriptions to trade unions or professional groups;
  • Prescrire staff do not accept any gifts from pharmaceutical companies. They do not accept any invitations, and do not participate in any sponsored trips;
  • Prescrire is self-supporting and meets all its own needs, including research materials;
  • Prescrire bases its work on clinical trial data, and not on promotional materials;
  • Prescrire carefully checks information provided by pharmaceutical companies, by medical experts and by other sources that are potentially subject to influence.

©Prescrire 1 April 2017

> Download Prescrire's 2017 "Non merci..." Charter (pdf, 178 Ko)

For more information:

No thank you
Prescrire Int 2017:
26: 181: 87.
Pdf, free

The "Non merci..."
(January 2017)

Declaration of absence
of conflicts of interest
(January 2017)

Prescrire is a non-profit
continuing education organisation,
committed to better patient care
(November 2016)