By King & Wood Mallesons’ Healthcare Group

Some recent news releases show that the PRC Ministry of Health has proposed to revise (the “Proposed Revision”) the current Measures for Inspection of Medical Advertisement (promulgated on 13 March 2007 and effective as of 1 May 2007) (the “2007 Measures”).

Among all other changes in the Proposed Revision, one hot-button issue is that, except for general information and name of the medicine, any other specific information (e.g. usage) regarding all medicine, including OTC medicines, is no longer allowed in public-oriented media, and only allowed in professional media. Compared with the 2007 Measures, which allowed OTC medicine advertisement to be used in public media, but subject to inspection by the SFDA. However, the Proposed Revision might ban this practice.
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