Philippines Drafts New Circular For Good Storage And Distribution For Medical Devices

Recently, the Filipino FDA issued a new circular that will guide companies that import, distribute, manufacture, or sell medical devices. Issues are outlined on topics including shipping out products first that are close to the expiration date, first items into storage are the first items to be shipped out, the marketing authorization holder is responsible for adhering to this circular, etc. More detailed records will be needed for the device manufacturers who ship products, distributors who sell products, and other retail companies who are involved in these services. These groups will need to keep better records of their personal, SOPs, premises, storage of stock, etc. Also, there will be more emphasis on complaints, recalls, disposing devices, and counterfeit products.