On 22 August 2023, the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (Agency) announced an updated Guideline on Scientific Meetings and Educational Activities to be Held in Accordance with the Regulation on Sales, Advertising and Promotion of Medical Devices (Turkish language) (Guideline) on its official website. The Guideline replaced the previous version dated 15 November 2022.
The Guideline was updated shortly after the revision made to the Regulation on Sales, Advertising and Promotion of Medical Devices (Regulation) on 17 August 2023, to be in line with amended provisions regulating scientific events and educational activities. Accordingly, the Guideline aims to provide further clarity on implementation of the new rules and procedures on organising and providing sponsorships to scientific events and educational activities introduced with the Regulation. In particular, the Guideline now includes screenshots of the notification system which guides companies on how to complete the notifications.
The Guideline entered into force on 22 August 2023.
First published by Practical Law Life Sciences Monthly Newsletter in 03.10.2023.