Does MAB monitor and control pharmaceutical product advertisements by direct selling companies?

The monitoring and control of advertisements for all pharmaceutical products, including direct selling company products, are carried out by the Medicine Advertisements Screening Coordination Section, Advertisement Control Branch, Pharmacy Enforcement Division. The advertisement screening process for pharmaceutical products and healthcare services encompasses all types of media and is further assisted by the Pharmacy Enforcement Divisions in each state. 

The role of MAB is solely to process approval applications for advertisements submitted by all product registration holders, including direct selling companies.