Our Mission

Bausch Health is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and supporting the ongoing medical and scientific education of health care professionals. Accordingly, Bausch Health provides grants to support bona-fide educational programs. Bausch Health has appointed a grants committee to review, consider, approve or disapprove all grant requests.

The following applies to Bausch Health and all of its U.S. subsidiaries

To submit funding requests for Salix or Ortho Dermatologics educational grants and investigator-initiated studies, click here.

Educational Grants

Bausch Health believes in the value of ongoing education for health care professionals. We provide grants to U.S. organizations that deliver independent, professional education initiatives for healthcare providers, including continuing medical education. Bausch Health does not influence the content or the programs and has established policies regarding independent grants to ensure the company is in compliance with all federal and state laws and the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) standards.

Investigator-Initiated Studies

Bausch Health may receive requests from healthcare providers, researchers or institutions for assistance in the form of free product and/or funding for clinical or basic research. Bausch Health is not the sponsor of these studies and they are not affiliated with our own clinical development programs. We believe, however, that investigator-initiated research can contribute to overall knowledge of Bausch Health's products or therapeutic areas of interest, by improving the disease treatment , patient outcomes and the quality of health care. Support is awarded based on the scientific merit of each submitted proposal. The Investigator Initiated Study program is offered to all academic and community-based scientists who are interested in conducting their own research.

In general, investigator-initiated studies are smaller in scale than Phase IV trials and are “proof of concept” or “exploratory” in nature. The budget should reflect fair market value for all research associated costs Bausch Health may provide funding and other forms of support, such as clinical trial materials, to support studies initiated and sponsored by outside researchers.

Bausch Health only provides grants for research where the research is intended to address a bona fide scientific question in an area of interest to the company.

Compliance

Grants funded by Bausch Health must comply with:

  • The Office of Inspector General (OIG) Compliance Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers;
  • The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support of Educational Programs;
  • The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) Code on Interactions with Health Care Professionals and the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals;
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance on Industry Supported Scientific and Educational Activities;
  • The American Medical Association (AMA) Guidelines on Continuing Medical Education; and
  • The company’s internal policies, guidelines and applicable standard operating procedures.

For information about Bausch Health Charitable contributions, please click here: Charitable Contributions