Dealing With the Government
Individuals should not attempt to unlawfully influence government officials, nor should they improperly give government officials any form of payment or gift in order to advance Amgen’s commercial interest with the government or to obtain restricted information from the government.
We must be particularly sensitive to these issues because a country’s government is often both the regulator of our products and a customer. We also retain the services of scientists and doctors, many of whom are employees of public institutions or agencies and who may be considered government officials. For these reasons, no payments, gifts, or services intended to improperly influence a government official’s actions should be given.
Individuals who are involved in government procurement activities must be aware of the laws regulating this area. Listed below are examples of unacceptable practices in connection with government procurement:
- Discussing or offering employment or business opportunities that could personally benefit procurement officials;
- Soliciting or obtaining proprietary or source selection information; and/or
- Offering or providing gratuities in connection with procurement.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Any conduct that constitutes an attempt to unlawfully influence a government official is a violation of Amgen policy.
Similar restrictions apply in countries other than the U.S. Individuals are instructed to the policies in effect at their location to request guidance from their supervisor, the compliance representative with responsibility for their geographic area, the Director of International Compliance, or the Chief Compliance Officer as appropriate.
Please refer to Amgen’s current Dealing with the Government Policy for additional details regarding the policy and the obligations of individuals subject to the policy.
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