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Online pharmacy certification required - Natural antibiotics???

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I'm completely lost as to why my website would need online pharmacy certified. The website is based on natural antibiotics such as garlic, kelp, oregano oil, etc.

It seems google are not happy with the word "antibiotics, even though it relates to natural antibiotics, which exist in nature.

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Hello ninjasys; welcome;

You are right. !


Please review the Healthcare and medicines section of the Policy:

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Google AdWords doesn't allow the promotion of the following pharmaceuticals and supplements, irrespective of any claims of legality:

 

  • Herbal and dietary supplements with active pharmaceutical or dangerous ingredients
  • Non-government approved or non-prescription products that are marketed in a way that implies that they're safe or effective for use in preventing or treating a disease or ailment

 

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I'm not sure if its the website content or the fact that i have the word "antibiotics" in the url. Not sure i would call garlic, kelp or oregano oil herbal supplements, they are just natural ingredients.

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Can you share your URL?

 

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Hello again ninjasys;

It looks (to my opinion/ understanding) that the content of your website clearly violates the Healthcare and medicines section of the Policy:

 

 

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Thanks Moshe, is it because there are some banners for health supplements? If i removed these, would it pass?
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September 2015

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No;

I think, the reason is, that you are advertising alternatives (non prescription) to antibiotics, that you claim to be as safe and as effective as antibiotics, while these are not pharmaceutical medicines.

 

 

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