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  • 1. 

    The Marketing Code is applicable to advertising of medicines (including S0 and S1) to all healthcare professionals and their staff including front shop assistants and receptionist.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Marketing Code applies to advertising medicines to all healthcare professionals and their staff, including front shop assistants and receptionists. This means that any advertising of medicines, regardless of whether they are classified as S0 or S1, must adhere to the Marketing Code. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 2. 

    Companies may only advertise S0 to S2 directly to the consumer ?  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Only up to S1

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  • 3. 

    Note number 7 in the Guidelines states that the gift to Health Care Professionals should not exceed an amount of ______including VAT 

    • A.

      R150

    • B.

      R200

    • C.

      R250

    • D.

      R300

    • E.

      R350

    Correct Answer
    D. R300
    Explanation
    According to Guideline number 7, the maximum amount for a gift to Health Care Professionals, including VAT, should not exceed R300.

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  • 4. 

    Advertising and/or promotion shall not be aimed principally or exclusively at children under the age of _______________according to clause 24

    • A.

      12 year

    • B.

      6 year

    • C.

      15 year

    • D.

      18 year

    Correct Answer
    A. 12 year
    Explanation
    Advertising and/or promotion should not primarily or solely target children under the age of 12, as stated in clause 24. This means that advertisers and promoters should avoid creating content that is specifically designed to appeal to children of this age group. The aim is to protect children from potentially harmful or inappropriate advertising messages and to ensure that they are not unduly influenced by persuasive marketing tactics.

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  • 5. 

    The Regulation 45 of the Medicines Act (101 of 1965) supplements section 20 of this Act by specifying the minimum requirements for all advertisements

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Regulation 45 of the Medicines Act (101 of 1965) indeed supplements section 20 of the Act by outlining the minimum requirements for all advertisements. This means that in addition to the general provisions stated in section 20, Regulation 45 provides specific guidelines and criteria that must be met in order for an advertisement to be considered compliant with the Act. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 6. 

    Complementary medicines are currently out of scope of the MCA  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "True" is that complementary medicines are indeed currently out of scope of the MCA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency). This means that these types of medicines are not regulated or monitored by the MCA.

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  • 7. 

    The senior person appointed by the Company to authorise activities in Code and responsible for SOP and Code compliance programme is called the CCCO and stands for Company Code Controlling Officer (CCCO)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Company Code Compliance Officer (CCCO)

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  • 8. 

    The Medical Scientific Liason Officer (MSL) of a company shoudl have a scientific or medical background or experience. Provide scientific and medical information to HCP and customers - appropriate and safe use of medicines and should report into Marketing and Sales

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    should NOT report into Marketing and Sales

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  • 9. 

    Staff employed by the HCP should be considered as HCPs for purposes of Code implementation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that staff employed by the HCP (Health Care Provider) should be considered as HCPs (Health Care Professionals) for the purpose of implementing the Code. This means that the staff members, despite not being directly involved in patient care, should still be treated as professionals within the healthcare industry when it comes to implementing the Code. This could include following ethical guidelines, maintaining confidentiality, and upholding professional standards.

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  • 10. 

    Anyone who can influence the sale and/or purchase of health products should be considered a HCP for purposes of the Code

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that anyone who has the power to affect the sale or purchase of health products should be considered a Healthcare Professional (HCP) according to the Code. This means that not only medical professionals like doctors and nurses, but also individuals such as pharmacists, sales representatives, and even consumers who have a significant influence on the buying decisions can be considered HCPs. This broad definition ensures that all parties involved in the healthcare industry are held accountable for their actions and adhere to the ethical standards outlined in the Code.

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  • 11. 

    The Marketing CODE - There are 3 parts to the Code

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    4 parts

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  • 12. 

    The National Health Act requires of HCP’s to obtain informed consent prior to requesting diagnostics, or prior to providing treatment or care.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The National Health Act mandates that healthcare professionals must obtain informed consent from patients before requesting any diagnostic tests or providing treatment or care. This means that patients have the right to be fully informed about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of any medical procedure or treatment, and they have the right to give their voluntary and informed consent before proceeding. This requirement ensures that patients are actively involved in their healthcare decisions and have the opportunity to make informed choices about their own medical care.

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  • 13. 

    Pharmacy Act (53 of 1974) governs the training/education and practice of pharmacy including ensuring that appropriate standards are in place for pharmaceutical services within South Africa.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the Pharmacy Act (53 of 1974) indeed governs the training/education and practice of pharmacy in South Africa. This act ensures that there are appropriate standards in place for pharmaceutical services within the country. Therefore, the statement "Pharmacy Act (53 of 1974) governs the training/education and practice of pharmacy including ensuring that appropriate standards are in place for pharmaceutical services within South Africa" is true.

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  • 14. 

    All advertisements for medicines - print, video or radio - must show the exact information as per the original application and do not have to be in line with the most recently approved package insert!    

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    All advertisements for medicines - print, video or radio - must show the exact information as per the original application and must be in line with the most recently approved package insert!

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  • 15. 

    With regards to advertisements for medicines - For a medicine with more than one active ingredient you may not make reference to the specific properties of one active ingredient unless it’s been approved by the Council for inclusion in the package insert.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that according to regulations for advertisements of medicines, if a medicine has more than one active ingredient, it is not allowed to mention the specific properties of one active ingredient unless it has been approved by the Council for inclusion in the package insert. Therefore, the statement is true.

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