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country list for restrictions on clinical trial ads

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I am seeking a more comprehensive list than this help page:

 

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/176031?hl=en&ref_topic=1626336#

 

to determine exactly which countries allow paid search ads for clinical trials.

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Hello Colleen R;

In general Google prohibits clinical trial ads.

However; At the bottom of the page you have a list of countries with specific restriction / limitation per country;

You need to check the courtiers you are interested in to see if there are any limitations (e.g. in in the UK promoting clinical trials is allowed with limitations). If no specific reference for a country is given - then advertising is NOT allowed,!

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Thanks for your response. I was wondering about the gaps in the list - wasn't assure just to assume it isn't allowed. Per this list then there are only 10 countries where online advertising can be done via Google then.

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Hello again;

I see why you might be confused. However, the main clause on "clinical trials" cannot be misinterpreted.

 

" >>Google AdWords prohibits the promotion of clinical trial recruitment and enrollment. Please see the "How does this policy differ from country to country?" section below for variations of this policy"

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Actually, I had the same question. The clause at the top can easily be interpreted because even though it is represented as an overarching statement, it clearly says under specific countries " Allowed with limitations Google allows ads promoting clinical trial recruitment, as long as they meet the following requirements"

So the terms seem to contradict each other.

Colleen - Can you let me know if you were able to find an answer to your question?

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@Blair;
Like any regulatory document, the Policy in writing "top to bottom". The general clauses come first, followed by specific exemptions /  exception clauses. (In this case: per country)

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