Unapproved pharmaceuticals and supplements

Is content that:

  • promotes the sale of unapproved pharmaceuticals and supplements.

    Examples: All items on this non-exhaustive list of unapproved pharmaceuticals and supplements; products that contain Ephedra; herbal and dietary supplements with active pharmaceutical or dangerous ingredients; products with names that are confusingly similar to an unapproved pharmaceutical, supplement, or controlled substance

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Unapproved Pharmaceuticals and Supplements Content | Google Publisher Policies

In the images below, the examples on the right show the online sale of unapproved pharmaceuticals and supplements. If ads appear on this content, they will have restricted ad demand. However, the examples on the left show educational material about prescription drugs where ads can appear unrestricted. 


Learn more about the commonly used policy terms and what they mean in the glossary

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