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24/09/02
APPENDIX 6 - Appendix 6- Prohibited, Restricted and permissible representations
Also see APPENDIX 6...
Part 1 – Prohibited representations A prohibited representation is defined as:

(i) Any representation regarding abortifacient action

(ii) Any representation regarding the treatment, cure or prevention of the following diseases:

  • Neoplastic
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
  • HIV, AIDS and/or HCV
  • Mental illness

    Except for the following representations which are to become restricted representations:

    (i) prevention of skin cancer through the use of sunscreens

    (ii) devices used in contraception or in the prevention of transmission of disease between persons

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