493 - Since DTC advertising is not allowed for products that treat or prevent schedule A diseases, I was wondering whether a product that managers a symptom of a schedule A disease (example: hypoglycemic reactions in diabetes) would have the same restriction?
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Yes. See section 2.3.2 here: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/applic-demande/guide-ld/scha_guide_ld-eng.php “Many Schedule A diseases are closely associated with symptoms or signs, such that reference to them implies the disease itself. A claim to treat, prevent, or cure a description of a Schedule A disease (that is [i.e.], signs or symptoms) is considered to be a claim to treat, cure, or prevent the disease itself”.