Public help sought against misleading health-related ads

ABU DHABI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has urged the public to take active part in its campaign to curb misleading health-related advertisements by reporting such cases to the ministry.

By Nada S. Mussallam

Published: Fri 27 Jul 2007, 10:01 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:20 AM

Medical advertisements approved by the MoH carry the permit of the Medical Advertisement Department of the ministry, in addition to a specific number.

The ministry’s move aims at curbing the emerging phenomenon of misleading medical advertisements promoting non-recognised practices and medical products, said Dr Abdul Kareem Al Zarouni, director of the Medical Advertisements Department at the MoH.

Al Zarouni appealed: “Consumers are asked to support the MoH in protecting people’s health from the unscrupulous acts of some firms and individuals.”

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