PUBLIC NOTICE 12 AUGUST 2022 - PERSONAL LUBRICANTS AND “VAGINAL CARE PRODUCTS”
The Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority (“BoMRA”) has noted with concern the rise in the sale, promotion, and advertisement of products particularly personal lubricants and “vaginal care products” in both the formal and informal sectors. Members of the public and Healthcare Practitioners are advised that these products that are regulated by BoMRA in line with the Medicines and Related Substances Act (“MRS Act”).
Any person who wishes to advertise or promote a medical product must submit advertising and promotional materials to the Authority for approval before use. This includes social media advertisements and promotions. The adverts for medical products shall not contain promises that have not been scientifically proven and shall not make reference to symptoms in a manner likely to mislead the public.