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Advertisement of Drugs and Cosmetics Requires Approval from Ministry of Health through the Medicines Regulatory Authority(MRA) department. The MRA is responsible for assessment of all Pharmaceutical promotional in mass media adverts for human and animal drugs, use including food supplements, veterinary products ,insecticides, medical devices & cosmetics before giving permission to advertise in the media.

This is done to ensure quality & safety of products with affordable prices by applying a Transparent -Effective -Smooth & Communicable System. The information content of the drugs to be promoted on the mass media shall be strictly evaluated by the Egyptian Drug Authority and include the necessary precaution to be taken during application.


All Individuals or companies interested in Advertising Drug products in Egypt and other related products are eligible provided they have registered with Medicine Regulatory Authority Board.

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  • The labeling of all Drug products must comply with the labeling requirements as registered.
  • Everyone who wants to advertise drugs or pharmaceuticals, Must obtain the approval of the Technical Committee for Drug Control, Ministry of Health and Population before the release of those products and the interest of the health citizens.

Required Information

  • information including composition,
  • indication information ,
  • information dosage/administration,
  • Information Adverse effects,
  • information on drug interactions and warnings/precautions. .


Step I Application Form.

Make a formal application to Medicines Regulatory Authority(MRA), Marketing authorization / registration Department. A medical representative shall apply to the planning, drug information department for drug promotion in mass media attaching the information to be promoted with the application form ( annex -2) prepared by the EDA.

  • Only a medical representative who has been granted a certificate of competency from the authority is entitled to promote drugs the health professional.
  • Any medical representative should have a place to keep promotional materials and other documents used for his/her work
Step II

Wait for a few days for the reply from the department of Planning and drug information. The department, in reply to the application, shall give proper decision within five to ten working days.

Step III

If the application is accepted, the authority shall write an approval letter to the concerned media on which the drug is to be promoted.

The information content of promotion in media for Analgesics, Anthilemntics shall include the right source of availability and shall state that the advice of health professional is required.

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Required Documents

  • Two copies of the receipt for the purchase of the form(s),
  • Evidence of the Drug product registration,
  • A letter of introduction of Advert Agent from the Applicant, (where applicable)
  • GSM telephone No. and email address of the Applicant/Advert Agent.
  • Radio (Script)
  • Outdoor (Script/Artwork)
  • Print (Script/Artwo
  • Online (Script/Artwork/Storyboard)
  • SMS (Script)
  • Drug Product sample in all pack sizes
  • Recorded Advert messages in CD/VCD/DVD on approval of the advertisement material. .


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All approved Drug adverts shall be valid for three months to one year from the date of approval except in cases where extended validity, up to a period of validity of registration license is required.

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Processing Time

processing takes only five days

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Health
Central Administration of Pharmaceutical Affairs (CAPA)

Address: 21 Abd El-Aziz Al Soud Street, EL-Manial, Cairo, Egypt

Tel: +202 25354100 (30 lines)

Tel: +202 23684288 +202 23648046

Tel: +202 23640368 +202 23648769



Ministry of Health.
National Organization for Drug Control & Research (NODCAR)

Address: 51 Wezaret Elzeraa Street, El-Dokki, Cairo, Egypt

Tel: +202 37484989

Tel: +202 37484988



Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA)

Address: 21 Abd El-Aziz Al Soud Street, EL-Manial, Cairo, Egypt

Tel: +202 25354100 (30 lines)

Tel: +202 23684288 +202 23648046

Tel: +202 23640368 +202 23648769



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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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