Registration certificate

The issuance of registration certificates for registered products over the last 5 years, from 2001 to 2005 is shown in Table 27.  In 2005, a total of 37,947 certificates were issued.  The increase in two consecutive years as compared to the year of 2003 is in line with the increase in the number of registered products, particularly cosmetics.

Table 27: Total number of registration certificates issued (Year 2001-2005)

Year

Prescription Products

Non-prescription Products

Traditional medicine

Cosmetics

Yearly Total

2001

180

624

1,344

309

2,457

2002

342

235

864

159

1,600

2003

324

275

1,349

4,721

6,669

2004

353

226

970

40,762

42,311

2005

327

300

1,308

36,012

37,947

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