Applications for registration

A total of 31,787 applications were received in 2005, a decrease of 6.8% compared to 2004 (34,099). From this total, 2.2% were prescription products, 2% were OTC products, 5.7% were traditional medicine and the remaining 90% were cosmetics.  In 2005, there was a decrease in the applications for traditional medicine, OTC and cosmetic products while the applications for prescription products increased.  However, the number of total applications received is still more than the total received in 2003. The numbers of applications received from 2001 to 2005 can be seen in Table 21.

Table 21: Applications received (Year 2001-2005)

Year

Prescription Products

Non-prescription Products

Traditional medicine

Cosmetics

Yearly Total

2001

578

487

1,154

150

2,369

2002

509

448

1,603

214

2,774

2003

263

266

1,471

26,177

28,177

2004

529

720

2,220

30,630

34,099

2005

703

645

1,807

28,632

31,787

Source:  Annual report 2005, National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau, MOH