PIASA. Pharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa

Last updated: 13.02.2014

Address: Thornhill Office Park, Building No 5, 94 Bekker Street
Vorna Valley 1686, South Africa ,South Africa

Tel: +27 11 805 51 00

Web: http://www.piasa.co.za/default.asp

Company description

The Pharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa (PIASA) is a trade association of companies involved in the manufacture and/or marketing of prescription medicines in South Africa.

Membership is voluntary and includes a broad representation of foreign multinational pharmaceutical companies and local companies, both large and small. PIASA currently represents approximately 33% of the total private sector pharmaceutical market in South Africa.

The members of PIASA aim to bring the best medicines to the South African market. PIASA companies are important members of the South African business community, marketing medicines, including both innovative and generic medicines, to the health professions. In addition to promoting and safeguarding the interests of members PIASA provides a service to the public as well as the general medical and healthcare community.

To sustain a favourable environment for the continued development of the pharmaceutical industry in South Africa as it strives to increase access to quality medicines, with the ultimate aim of saving lives and improving the quality of life for all South Africans

Members of PIASA subscribe to the following values:

Respect for intellectual property rights
Commitment to good corporate governance
Commitment to the Code of Marketing Practice
Adherence to best practice in manufacturing, clinical research, distribution and regulatory affairs.


Pharmaceutical trade organisation – voluntary membership.
Members comprise research based multinational, local/generic and empowerment pharmaceutical companies operating in SA.
18 members
32% Private Sector Market Share
Represents South Africa internationally as a member of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA).

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