The legislation and the National Organization for Medicines (EOF) explicitly prohibit any advertising of medicinal products for purposes not included in their marketing authorisation.
Off-label advertising, as it is known, is quite a serious violation that has come to the attention of authorities of other countries many times and hefty fines have been imposed.
Banning of off-label advertising also includes the promotion of medicinal products at scientific conferences.
However, because the health professionals need to be updated on new developments, the presentation of the latest scientific findings at scientific conferences is permitted, provided that it is stated that the specific active ingredient has not been approved and provided that the trade name is not mentioned.
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