646 - I recognize that consumer help seeking campaigns cannot disclose the manufacturer's name. In the event of a DTC disease awareness website, that is seeking to allow users to opt in to receive future communications (all unbranded, disease related in nature), we're challenged by CASL regulations which appear to conflict with Health Canada's guidance. CASL regulations indicate the name of the sender must be included. If the sender of the communication is indeed the manufacturer, is the manufacturer's name, allowed for inclusion in the website copy in this circumstance, presumably with minimal prominence in order to solely meet CASL guidance? Or, can you provide examples, guidance, or a recommendation on how a manufacturer may meet CASL and Health Canada guidance in this situation? Thank you.

  • No. The solution is not to engage in activities for which you cannot meet all applicable regulations. This currently means not engaging in help seeking activities that trigger the CASL requirement.