Hi! We would like to know what the role of PAAB is? Do you support innovation or the pharmaceuticals? This is not meant to be prejudiced in anyway. We've tried to work with pharmaceuticals to put a product that could eventually replace vaccines, replace the current international immunization plans, prevent outbreaks and epidemics.These are just starters. We've conducted full scale animal trials and safety trials and will soon be ready for Phase 1 trials for Universal Flu, HIV/AIDS, Cancer for leukemia and Hodgkin's, all enteric diseases and one to replace the immunization program. I see from PAAB's membership there are a lot of pharmaceutical and vaccine companies represented. We've approached several foundations, vaccine companies and pharmas and got similar « not interested » responses.
When we move ahead with this how do we not conflict with publishing certain types of diseases we're targeting with names of products and to announce we have found a way to replace current immunization programs without getting the ire of the scientific community?
How do we announce this on TV when the large pharmaceutical companies control them?
Incorporated in 1976, the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board (PAAB) is a not-for profit, self-financing organization funded entirely by the fees paid by advertisers for preclearance review (not for the acceptance). The highly trained PAAB staff runs the preclearance program to ensure that proposed advertising meets Code standards for the promotion of pharmaceutical products. The PAAB code can be found on the website at www.paab.ca
The code was created (and is maintained on an ongoing basis) by the PAAB Board of Directors. The following organizations are members of the PAAB and have appointed official representatives to its Board:
- The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
- Association of Medical Advertising Agencies
- Canadian Association of Medical Publishers
- Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association
- Canadian Medical Association
- Canadian Pharmacists Association
- Best Medicines Coalition
- Consumer Health Products Canada
- Innovative Medicines Canada
- Consumer Council of Canada
- Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec
The PAAB mission is to deliver pre-clearance review services that support trustworthy health product communications that comply with the Canadian regulatory framework. The PAAB's primary role is to ensure that healthcare product communication for prescription, non-prescription, biological and natural health products is accurate, balanced and evidence-based, and reflects current and best practice. The PAAB also monitors trends in health product advertising and promotion and adjusts its code and practices as required to fulfill its mandate.
The scope of the PAAB includes promotional healthcare product communication for prescription, non-prescription, biological and natural health products to health care professionals in all media. PAAB also provides advisory comments on direct-to-consumer materials for prescription drugs. PAAB's Scope evolves with the regulatory framework.
Please visit our website at www.paab.ca for more information and don't hesitate to call us at (905) 509-2275 if you have any questions. Also find us on LinkedIn, join the PAAB group and participate in the discussion!