183 - Why is it that medical devices do not undergo the same scrutiny (PAAB approval) as prescription medications with regards to promotional tools?

  • The scope of the PAAB code currently excludes healthcare products approved by Health Canada as medical devices. The MEDEC Code of Conduct applies to such advertising. You can send complaints on medical device advertising to Health Canada. Use the following contact information: Drug Compliance Verification and Investigation Unit Tel: (613) 952-9906 Fax: (613) 954-0941 E-Mail: DCVIU_UVCEM@hc-sc.gc.ca