Contributed By Jones Day
The Fair Competition Code and the JPMA Promotion Code impose limitations on providing samples to healthcare professionals.
The Enforcement Rules and the Operating Standards of the Fair Competition Code provide the basic rules for offering samples of drugs. In the case of product samples for reference the following rules apply:
Similar rules apply to the provision of clinical drug samples.
The JPMA Promotion Code states that member companies must provide only the minimum amount of samples and must also provide the relevant drug information.
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