The Executive Order (EO) No. 155, “Further Improving Access to Healthcare Through the Regulation of Prices in the Retail of Drugs and Medicines,” which was issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on 07 December 2021, subjected 34 drug molecules or 71 drug formulas under price regulation through Maximum Wholesale Price (MWP) and Maximum Retail Price (MRP). The implementation shall begin on 23 March 2022.
Relative to its implementation, all drug outlets including drugstore chains, independent drugstores, and hospital pharmacies shall have the Information, Education, Communication IEC) materials posted in a conspicuous area within store premises and shall never be removed. Likewise, copies of MRP EO Nos. 104 s. 2020 and 155 s. 2021 shall always be accessible to consumers.
Soft copies of the IEC may be downloaded at https://pharma.doh.gov.ph. All drug outlets shall produce the IEC material in Flip Chart (Minimum size: letter size, without margins and laminated) for placement in drugstore counters. The availability of IEC materials and copies of above mentioned EOs shall be part of the licensing requirements of the Food and Drug Administration pursuant to the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9502.