Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP)

Last updated: 19.08.2016



In recent decades, Filipinos are living longer and leading healthier and more productive lives. These milestones in health are due in part to the commitment of members of the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP), an association composed of trusted providers of quality and life-saving medicines in the country today, to enable Filipinos to live longer, healthier and become more productive members of society.

PHAP was first established on July 3, 1946 as the Philippine Wholesale Druggists’ Association. The Association was founded by 10 men, each representing a leading pharmaceutical wholesaler, at a time when the country was recovering from the ravages of World War II.

On July 27, 1950, the organization was renamed the Drug Association of the Philippines (DAP), by which it was to be known for the next 40 years. Membership in the non-stock, non-profit association was expanded to include pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Early in 1991, the organization’s name was changed to the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP) to signify a wider representation of participants in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector.

Today, PHAP and its member companies represent the research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, a key sector in the never-ending fight for improved health through the continuous development of new, better, more efficacious and cost-effective drug therapies.

PHAP is also proud to have as its member’s generic pharmaceutical companies, pharmaceutical distribution companies, medical device manufacturers, health research companies, over-the-counter pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, and pharmaceutical retailers.


Unit 502 One Corporate Plaza

845 Pasay Road, Makati City, Philippines

Phone: 865-5600

Fax: 816-0618





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