3715.68 False or misleading advertisement.

(A) An advertisement of food, drug, device, or cosmetic is false if it is false or misleading in any particular.

(B) For the purpose of sections 3715.01 and 3715.52 to 3715.72 of the Revised Code, the advertisement of a drug or device representing it to have any effect in albuminuria, appendicitis, arteriosclerosis, blood poison, bone disease, Bright's disease, cancer, carbuncles, cholecystitis, diabetes, diphtheria, dropsy, erysipelas, gallstones, heart and vascular diseases, high blood pressure, mastoiditis, measles, meningitis, mumps, nephritis, otitis media, paralysis, pneumonia, poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis), prostate gland disorders, pyelitis, scarlet fever, sexual impotence, sinus infection, tuberculosis, tumors, typhoid, uremia, venereal disease, is also false, except that no advertisement not in violation of division (A) of this section is false under this division if it is disseminated only to members of the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, or veterinary profession, or appears only in the scientific periodicals of these professions; provided, that whenever the director of agriculture determines that an advance in medical science has made any type of self-medication safe as to any of the diseases named above, the director shall adopt rules authorizing the advertisement of drugs having curative or therapeutic effect for such disease, subject to such conditions and restrictions as the director may deem necessary in the interests of public health; provided, that this division shall not be construed as indicating that self-medication for diseases other than those named in this section is safe or efficacious.

Cite as R.C. § 3715.68

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 04-09-1981