PAAB Forum Quarterly Review April - June 2021

A review of the last quarter on the PAAB Forum: April-June 2021


  • Accelerated Preclearance Pathway

o   PAAB launched a survey and overview description of the proposed accelerated process. Learn more about the APP  


    New Documents

  • Pre-NOC Corporate/Editorial Communications

o   This document provides insight into key considerations when preparing pre-NOC pieces

  • Example: Virtual Exhibits – Preparing your PAAB application

o   PAAB collaborated with an event platform provider to produce an outline for sponsors of conferences on their platform, to help facilitate the review process. This example can provide insight into points of consideration and how to address issues like fair balance and chat. 

  • Document names and descriptions for external use

o   This document provides tips on how to prepare your print pieces so that they can easily be transferred to electronic should the need arise.



    25 Forum questions from industry answered on topics such as:

  • Rep recorded videos of slide presentations
  • Retention claims
  • Digital libraries
  • Payment assistance program/ formulary claims /CADTH recommendations
  • Bill 92
  • Sample announcements
  • Digital conferences
  • PM updates


    Myths vs. Facts

PAAB added 4 new myths to the list of common misconceptions about advertising and the regulations in Canada, specifically around digital conferences. Take a peek and see if you’ve fallen victim to one of these myths.  

Let us know if there are any myths you want clarification on, or for PAAB to help dispel for the industry.


    eFiles Tag Report

  • The PAAB eFiles Tag Report – 2020 Review has been posted. The report covers the distribution of validated tags, therapeutic areas and actions taken.
  • A list of unaudited client tags from the first half of 2021 can be found here, with a full report to come.


Is there more information you would like to know and see in the next quarterly update? Let us know on the forum.  

Forum Quarterly Review Apr-June 2021.pdf



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