Pharmaceutical industry A representation disseminated in any manner by any means, other than by labelling, for the purpose of inducing, or which is likely to induce, directly or indirectly, the purchase of drugs or devices.
During the course of proceedings, the chief justice asked the Secretary Information Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as to how many advertisements were given by the KP government to print and electronic media and whether the same carried the pictures of Imran Khan and Pervez Khattak.
A three-judge SC bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, which was hearing the case at the Lahore registry, took exception to the extravagant sums of money doled out on advertisements by the Punjab government annually.
Ministry of AYUSH has repeatedly taken up the matter with the State Governments to appoint Gazetted officers for monitoring of advertisements of AYUSH drugs and it is reported that 22 States have appointed 621 Gazetted officers to enforce the legal provisions for taking necessary action against the defaulters.
New Delhi, June 19 ( ANI ): With Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley accusing the AAP-led government in Delhi of using advertisements to manipulate the media, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Sunday came in strong support of the latter, saying the BJP should first look at its own expenditure on advertisements, before passing comments on the Kejriwal-led government.
For example, an advertisement stating that a lawyer will handle a certain type of case for $500 would also have to disclose that court costs or any other expenses are additional if the advertised rate does not include those costs.