Ethics

Lundbeck takes action as warranted to provide safe and efficacious medicine and we recognise our broader responsibility to support patients' needs. We apply high ethical standards to safeguard the integrity of the stakeholders we interact with.

Providing safe and efficacious medicine

In the search for new innovative medicines and to keep the people who need our medicine safe, we are obliged to conduct experiments on animals. During these experiments we apply principles of reducing, replacing and refining animal experiments and enforce high animal welfare standards in accordance with our Animal Ethics Policy.

The safety and effectiveness of the medicine is investigated in healthy populations and on patients with psychiatric and neurological disorders. As a part of our commitment to promote transparency, we provide access to the results from clinical research according to our Policy for scientific publications and responsible clinical trial data sharing. We continuously monitor the safety of our medicine and we take action as warranted to report adverse drug reactions.

Responsible and transparent interactions 

We are dependent on having access to specialised knowledge from qualified Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and Healthcare Organisations (HCOs) to ensure that safe and efficacious treatments options are made available to patients. Lundbeck applies high ethical standards and promotes transparency to safeguard the integrity and independence of HCPs and HCOs we interact with. We annually disclose payments and other transfers of value to HCPs and HCOs in accordance with applicable requirements, e.g. the EFPIA Disclosure Code and the US Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

According to the World Health Organization, WHO, more than 700 million people live with psychiatric and neurological disorders globally. These are serious and life-threatening diseases that affect the quality of life of the patients as well as of their relatives. Understanding the needs and perspectives of patients and their families inspire everything we do. Our interactions with patient organisations and advocacy groups are well-regulated and we publicly disclose our support to these groups.

A two-handed commitment

Our Code of Conduct is the common point of reference for any Lundbeck employee involved in making ethical considerations. We want to our employees the best possible conditions to act responsible and we organise regular mandatory training and facilitate local discussions on compliance and ethics. Our employees and third parties acting on behalf of Lundbeck are obliged to follow the Code of Conduct.

UN Sustainability Development Goals

Goal 3 

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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