714 - If a representative during a social meal mentions to an HCP a reference to a slide that was viewed at another meeting to HCP's with regards to utilization rates of a genericized molecule, is this considered a violation?

  • The PAAB code applies to all advertising pieces (i.e. detail aid, website, email, etc.) distributed via all media (i.e. print, audio, visual, electronic, etc). A verbal communication between the representative and the healthcare professional does not fall under the scope of the PAAB code. However, verbal communication between a rep and an HCP is covered by the Food & Drugs Act and Regulations. If you are unsure about a specific topic or claim, a good rule of thumb is that if the content would not be approved in a print piece, the rep should likely not be discussing it verbally with a physician.