749 - We would like to disseminate a branded dosing app to HCPs via the Apple/Google stores. Since app stores are open to the public, is this possible if (A) the app description/screenshots are limited to name-only and (B) the app reviews are disabled? The app itself would be password protected, so could only be opened by HCPs (consumers could download the app but not open it).

  • Yes. The responsibility of the manufacturer is to ensure the entire consumer visible content does not go beyond “name, price, quantity”. This includes both the app store content (including search terms) and the portion of the app visible prior to verification. While disabling the “reviews” helps to mitigate risk, it is not required. If the reviews remain active however, the sponsor would be responsible for monitoring and moderating them. So disabling “reviews” can help avoid non-compliance with the regulations.