Philippines Mandates Product List Submission

The Philippine Bureau of Food and Drugs has ordered all drug manufacturers, repackers and traders to submit a list of all the products they currently handle, including those still in the registration process. The Bureau is currently revising its documentation procedures and updating its databases.

The list should include the name of the product (including generic and brand names if applicable), therapeutic classification, Certificate of Product Registration number and validity, dosage form and strength. This information must be submitted to the Regulation Division II under the Bureau of Food and Drugs no later than March 31, 2007.

The government hopes to ensure that the list of products submitted by traders is consistent with the products agreed upon in manufacturing contracts signed with the products’ manufacturers.