The Freedom of Pharmaceutical Press and Legal Responsibilities of Pharmaceutical advertisements
Press A did an in-depth coverage about new medical equipment which belongs to the corporation B, but was sentenced to fine by the Health Administration. The reason is that only the pharmacist is authorized to advertise medicine, and the Health Administration claimed that the in-depth coverage made by press A was an advertisement. The issue of law in this case is how to difference the news report and the advertisement about medicine, therefore we could moderate the conflict between the freedom of the press and the medicine information control. The author advises that authorities should formulate clearly criteria to determine what an advertisement of medicine is, especially for the canvass as an elements of subjective purpose in medicine advertising to avoid restricting the freedom of the speech for people unduly.