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687

Regarding teaching tools (slides, desktop tool) used by HCPs to educate patients: Is it possible to include efficacy information in a piece to be used by HCPs with patients, recognizing it would be a clinic-based tool and not something taken away by the patient? Is there a regulation or code that prohibits HCPs from educating patients about efficacy results? Is there any resource that explains why this information is not included in part 3 of the Product Monograph?

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686

If we want to create an email invite which links to a promotional branded webinar (paab approved), do we have to submit the invite to paab (if the invitation itself has only name of product, time, date & link for registration)?

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685

Does the PAAB have criteria when it comes to determining acceptability of high-quality meta analyses, with respect to clinical claims?

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684

When two companies are co-promoting a product and using the same material approved by PAAB, are the promotional materials required to display both company names and/or logos or can the material have one company name and log and still be used by both companies?

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683

Hi Patrick I've been told that vaccines fall under different promotional guidelines than other prescription medicines. We are putting together a now available pharmacy fax for our soon to be promoted vaccine and wanted to confirm if we need PAAB approval on this or not. The communication would include the brand name, logo, indication, price, DIN and product number. It would also include corporate trademarks. Thanks

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682

If we create a survey asking about the impact of using intravenous vs. subcutaneous drugs on clinic/hospital resources (personnel, time, money) - and we don't mention the therapeutic area, disease state or a specific drug (neither brand nor non-proprietary name will be mentioned), would this survey be exempt from PAAB pre-clearance?

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681

Hi, at an international conference to be held in Canada, there will be a large presence from our parent company (US company), as well as some presence from our local affiliate (i.e. Canadian office). Our product is approved in both US and Canada. Our US counterparts have a booth graphic that has information based on the USPI (i.e indication as well as claims). These are not completely aligned. Is the booth with US information acceptable at this conference? (This booth will be shared by US and Canadian colleagues). Also, can the US promotional materials be handed out or does the information need to only align with the Canadian PM? And finally, can the USPI as well as the Canadian PM for this product be handed out at the conference? Thank you!

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680

Is the PAAB code applicable to the advertising of veterinary medicines? thanks!

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679

In the fair balance when we direct customers to a site for the Product Monograph, should we direct them to the Health Canada Drug Database page or to our corporate page with the monograph? We have concerns with directing them to the Health Canada page as they do not always post the most up to date version of the Product Monograph or sometimes the French version is not available.

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678

We understand that a 'Made in Canada' claim can be made for a drug manufactured in Canada. Would the same be true for a drug first discovered in Canada (ie. 'Discovered in Canada')?

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