57 - How do you approach companies to support your organization?

  • Offering a voluntary advertising preclearance review program on a fee-for-service basis, the PAAB is a not-for-profit association with 11 association voting members and three individual members. The members include three major pharmaceutical industry trade associations, Innovative Medicines Canada, NDMAC and CGPA. The trade associations encourage their member companies to participate in the voluntary PAAB submission review preclearance program. Also, Health Canada, which is responsible under law for enforcing pharmaceutical advertising regulations has delegated the day to day role of guiding responsible, legal advertising to the PAAB. Health Canada recommends that all companies adhere to the PAAB Code of Advertising Acceptance. As part of a monitoring function, the PAAB staff will contact advertisers who are not following the PAAB code and advise them to send their advertising to the PAAB. Health Canada is copied for any necessary enforcement under the Food & Drugs Act.