The Ministry of Culture and Information and the Ministry of Health have jointly issued two updated guidelines on health and medical products advertising. The guidelines apply to advertisements for health-related matters, such as check-ups and treatment, medications, cosmetics that influence health, vaccines, bio-products, medical equipment, and food, chemicals, insecticides and antiseptics used in household appliances or the health sector.
The guidelines are:
- Advertisements for medical check-ups and treatment must not overstate the qualifications of the health professionals involved. Furthermore, only procedures and practices approved by the Ministry of Health can be advertised.
- Advertising is not allowed for pharmaceutical products and medical equipment that is prohibited in Vietnam, as well as poisons, addictive drugs, prescription drugs, and centripetalneurotropic substances.