671 - It seems that materials that cite a product is available through the Special Access Program would be considered promotional. Are these types of materials reviewed and approved by PAAB, or are they strictly prohibited as alluded to in the Health Canada Guidance regarding special access programs? Without some notice, I don’t know how healthcare professionals know whether a product is available through SAP.
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Please refer to the Health Canada Document “Guidance Document for Industry and Practitioners – Special Access Programs for Drugs” available at the following link:
Section 7 deals specifically with advertising. The document states that “In accordance with section 3 of the Food and Drugs Act and section C.08.002 of the Food and Drug Regulations, advertising of unauthorized drugs accessed through the SAP is strictly prohibited”. Practitioners interested in the status of a particular drug may contact the SAP directly.