WHA51.9 - Cross-border Advertising, Promotion and Sale of Medical Products Using the Internet. WHA Resolution; Fifty-first World Health Assembly, 1998. (Chinese version) 利用英特网跨国界宣传,推销和销售医药产品. 世界卫生大会, 51
(1998; 3 pages) [Arabic] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Abstract

REQUESTS the Director-General:

  1. to encourage the international community to formulate self-regulatory guidelines for good informational practices, consistent with the principles of the WHO Ethical Criteria for Medicinal Drug Promotion;
  2. to develop a model guide for Member States to educate people using the Internet as to how best to obtain reliable, independent and compatible information on medical products using the Internet;
  3. to collaborate with other appropriate international organizations and institutions on Internet issues relating to medical products;
  4. to urge Member States to set up or strengthen mechanisms to monitor and survey cross-border advertising, promotion, and sale of medical products using the Internet, and provide technical assistance as required;
  5. to urge Member States to take regulatory action, where appropriate, against violation of their national laws regarding cross-border advertising, promotion, and sale of medical products using the Internet;
  6. to encourage Member States and nongovernmental organizations concerned to report to WHO problem cases and aspects of cross-border advertising, promotion, and sale of medical products using the Internet and report problem cases and other aspects, as appropriate.
 
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