The CJEU rules on the legality of a national law prohibiting medicinal product advertising to the general public that uses price to induce consumers to purchase
In the recent judgment of December 22, 2022 in Case C-530/20, the CJEU ruled that European law and in particular Directive 2001/83/EC are compatible with a national law that prohibits advertising even unidentified medicinal products if the advertising message encourages the purchase of the products by leveraging pricing, promotional offers, discounts, and combined sales with other products, medicinal or otherwise (including at discounted prices).
Advertising condoms: No need to request prior authorization from the Ministry of Health
The rules on advertising condoms are expected to change in the next few days.
COVID-19 and consumer protection: the impact on selling and advertising practices and early reactions from relevant Italian bodies
How coronavirus impacted sales and advertising from a practical standpoint
Who can request authorization to advertise medicines? Answers from the AGCM
The Italian Competition Authority (hereinafter the “AGCM“) recently expressed an opinion and addressed a recommendation to the Ministry of Health (the “Ministry”) regarding the parties entitled to request authorization to advertise medicinal products to the public (resolution No. AS1628 of December 9, 2019
News about advertising medical devices on Facebook: updates from the Ministry of Health
On October 24, 2019, the Ministry of Health published an addendum to the guidelines on the advertising of medical devices, in vitro diagnostic medical devices and medical-surgical devices (collectively “Medical Devices” or “MD”) on Facebook (the “Guidelines”).
The First Italian Case on Electronic Cigarettes’ Advertising
On November 5, 2019, the Court of Rome, by giving a very restrictive interpretation of Italian legislation, ordered two companies to stop (almost) any commercial communications relating to electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) and liquid refills, as an urgent measure.