Francisca Paulouro (Of Counsel) and Pedro Fontes (Managing Associate) write an article for The Legal 500: Pharmaceutical Advertising Country Comparative Guide.

In a Q&A format the lawyers respond to a number of questions about the legislation applicable in Portugal in this area.

"Advertising of medicinal products in Portugal is mainly governed by Decree Law 176/2006, of 30 August, as amended (the “Medicines Code”). The Medicines Code consolidates the regime applicable to marketing authorisation, manufacture, import, export, marketing, labelling, promotion and pharmacovigilance of medicines, and transposes several directives into Portuguese law, including Directive 2001/83/EC, as amended (the “Directive”) Decree Law 330/90, of 23 October, as amended (“Advertising Code”), establishes the rules applicable to advertising in general, and applies residually to advertising of medicinal products, in matters that are not addressed by the Medicines Code."

Read the article here.