The FDA has issued a guidance for industry that seeks to clarify the distinction drawn by the agency between scientific and educational activities that the FDA considers nonpromotional and those that the agency considers promotional, and to provide guidance on how industry may support such activities without subjection to regulation under the labeling and advertising provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The draft version of the guidance was published for public comment in 1992.
Nightingale SL. Guidance on Industry-Supported Scientific and Educational Activities. JAMA. 1998;279(5):346. doi:10.1001/jama.279.5.346-JFD81013-4-1