Updates to healthcare and medicines policy (August 2023)

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In August 2023, Google will update the healthcare and medicines policy to allow advertising of over-the-counter medications by pharmaceutical manufacturers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The country-specifics of these countries will be updated to reflect the new policy:

Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

Product Allowed?
Pharmaceutical manufacturers

yes, confirmed Allowed with limitations

Google allows pharmaceutical manufacturers to promote over-the-counter medicines in accordance with the local law.

Advertisers must also be certified with Google. See how to apply.

Vietnam

Product Allowed?
Pharmaceutical manufacturers

yes, confirmed Allowed with limitations

Google allows pharmaceutical manufacturers that are certified by LegitScript to promote over-the-counter medicines in accordance with the local law.

Learn more or apply for LegitScript certification. Advertisers must also be certified with Google. See how to apply.

For more information and how to apply, refer to the healthcare and medicines policy.

(Posted July 2023)

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