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The Medicines (Advertising) Regulations 1994

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  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II Advertising—General

    1. 3.Prohibition of advertisements for unlicensed products

    2. 4.Duties of licence holders

  4. PART III Advertising to the Public

    1. 5.Scope of Part III

    2. 6.Prohibition of advertisements referring to specified diseases

    3. 7.Prohibition of advertisements for medicinal products on prescription only

    4. 8.Prohibition of advertisements relating to certain medicinal products

    5. 9.Prohibition of certain material in advertisements

    6. 10.Form and content of advertisements

    7. 11.Exception for approved vaccination campaigns

    8. 12.Prohibition of supply of medicinal products to the public

  5. PART IV Advertising etc. to Health Professionals

    1. 13.Scope of Part IV

    2. 14.Advertisements to health professionals

    3. 15.Audio-visual advertisements

    4. 16.Abbreviated advertisements

    5. 17.Exception for promotional aids

    6. 18.Written material accompanying promotions

    7. 19.Free samples

    8. 20.Medical sales representatives

    9. 21.Inducements and hospitality

  6. PART V Registered Homoeopathic Medicinal Products

    1. 22.Advertisements for registered homoeopathic medicinal products

  7. PART VI Offences

    1. 23.Offences

  8. PART VII Revocations, Amendments and Transitional Provision

    1. 24.Revocations and amendments

    2. 25.Transitional provision

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Diseases in Respect of which Advertisements to the Public are Prohibited

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Particulars to be Contained in Advertisements to Health Professionals

      1. 1.The licence number of the medicinal product.

      2. 2.The name and address of the holder of the product...

      3. 3.The supply classification of the medicinal product, specifying whether the...

      4. 4.The name of the product, and a list of the...

      5. 5.One or more of the indications for the product consistent...

      6. 6.A succinct statement (where relevant) of the entries in the...

      7. 7.A succinct statement of the entries in the summary of...

      8. 8.A warning issued by the licensing authority under Part II...

      9. 9.The cost (excluding value added tax) of either a specified...

      10. 10.The particulars contained in paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 shall...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Particulars to be Contained in Abbreviated Advertisements

      1. 1.The name and address of the holder of the product...

      2. 2.The supply classification of the medicinal product, specifying whether the...

      3. 3.The name of the product, and a list of the...

      4. 4.A form of words which clearly indicates that further information...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Conditions for the Supply of Free Samples

      1. 1.Samples shall be supplied on an exceptional basis only.

      2. 2.A limited number only of samples of each product may...

      3. 3.Samples shall be supplied only in response to a written...

      4. 4.Suppliers of samples shall maintain an adequate system of control...

      5. 5.Every sample shall be no larger than the smallest presentation...

      6. 6.Every sample shall be marked “free medical sample—not for resale”...

      7. 7.Every sample shall be accompanied by a copy of the...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Particulars which may be Contained in Advertisements for Registered Homoeopathic Medicinal Products

      1. 1.The scientific name of the stock or stocks followed by...

      2. 2.The name and address of the holder of the certificate...

      3. 3.The method of administration and, if necessary, route.

      4. 4.The expiry date of the product in clear terms (stating...

      5. 5.The pharmaceutical form.

      6. 6.The contents of the sales presentation.

      7. 7.Any special storage precautions.

      8. 8.Any special warning necessary for the product concerned.

      9. 9.The manufacturers batch number.

      10. 10.The registration number allocated by the licensing authority preceded by...

      11. 11.The words “homoeopathic medicinal product without approved therapeutic indications”.

      12. 12.A warning advising the user to consult a doctor if...

  10. Explanatory Note

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