After it was established in September 1950, the Philippine Pharmaceutical ManufacturersAssociation was able to achieve the following milestones.
• In 1950s, PPMA played a very important role in channeling import allocation to legitimate pharmaceutical manufacturers.
• In the ‘50s, PPMA was instrumental in convincing the Bureau of Supply to delete from government bid proposal the term “US made” or “Foreign Made” which presuppose that locally manufactured products are inferior.
• In 1969, Revised Pharmacy Bill was passed with significant contribution from PPMA
From‘70s onwards PPMA initiated Plant Visits to pharmaceutical plants outside of the country for benchmarking
From 1980s up to present, PPMA conducts and sponsors technical seminars to help its members cope with quality and regulatory standards
From 2000 onwards, PPMA grants scholarship program to University of the Philippines’ Pharmacy students
PPMA is an active member of Asean Consultative Committee on Quality and Standards
PPMA have been closely working with FDA in ensuring supply of quality medicines in the country by strict compliance by its members to the regulatory and quality standards