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Prior Authorisation for Advertisement of Pharmaceutical Products and Products Claiming Health Benefits

Application for Advertisement of Pharmaceutical Products

How to Apply

Time of application: It is necessary to obtain relevant prior authorisation from the Pharmaceutical Administration Bureau when advertising a pharmaceutical product in Macao.

Application procedures and documents required:

  1. A duly completed “Application Form for Advertisement of Pharmaceutical Products”;
  2. Proposed advertising script; for electronic advertisements carrying sounds, the audio/video materials (e.g. audio recordings, video clips, CD or VCD) of the production should be submitted;
  3. Literature and/or supporting documents verifying the truthfulness and legitimacy of the advertisement;
  4. If the pharmaceutical product advertisement is intended for health professionals, it is required to submit documentary proof that the publications or information media involved in the relevant pharmaceutical product advertisement are intended for health professionals only.


  1. Only those advertising applications involving pharmaceutical products that are legally licensed for sale in Macao will be considered.
  2. As for “prescription drugs”, advertisement is only allowed to be made on the samples, publications and other information media intended for health professionals.
  3. Each application form is limited to one advertisement application.
  4. For applications involving more than one item, the applicant should submit a completed supplementary sheet.

Location of Application and Service Hours

Location of application: Pharmaceutical Administration Bureau

Address: Avenida Sidónio Pais, n.º 51, Edif. “China Plaza”, 1.º andar, Macau (Receipt and Dispatch Unit)

Service hours:

Mondays to Thursdays: 09:00-13:00; 14:30-17:45

Fridays: 09:00-13:00; 14:30-17:30

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays


Free of charge

Application Processing Time

30 days

Collection of Application Result

Method of result collection: In person

Content provider: Pharmaceutical Administration Bureau (ISAF)

Last modified: 2022-01-01 14:20

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