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What is PhAMA?

Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) represents local and multinational companies which are involved in the importation, distribution and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Member companies of PhAMA include most of the world's largest multinational research based pharmaceutical companies.

Who are members of PhAMA?

For a list of PhAMA members, click here.

Where is PhAMA's office?

PhAMA's office is located at C-37-3, Block C, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Click here to telephone numbers and location map.

Who sits on the Board of Directors of PhAMA?

The PhAMA Board of Directors comprises of the President, 2nd Vice-Presidents, the Immediate Past-President and 9 Board Directors.  For a list of PhAMA's Board of Directors, click here.

What are the services provided by PhAMA?

  • Representations at various level of Government meetings and as the mouthpiece for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Dissemination channel for various Government policies and circulars
  • Monthly Telefax Turnover Survey
  • Yearly Remuneration Survey
  • Bi-yearly Distance Learning Programme

How can one apply for membership?

PhAMA has 2 categories of membership namely ordinary members and associate members. Companies which are directly involved in the pharmaceutical business can apply for membership in PhAMA as ordinary members. For details on membership application, please contact the PhAMA Secretariat here.

What is the annual subscription as a member of PhAMA?

An Entrance Fee of RM1,000.00 for ordinary members and RM3,000.00 for associate members is charged for new members. The annual subscription for ordinary member is based on the member's annual sales turnover. Associate members have to pay an annual subscription of RM3,000.00  For further details, please contact the PhAMA Secretariat here.

Can non-PhAMA members take part in the services provided by PhAMA?

Non-PhAMA members are welcomed to take part in the Distance Learning Programme.

What are some key issues for PhAMA?

PhAMA's stand on some key issues:

  • Innovative Pharmaceutical Products
  • Generic Medicines
  • R & D, Clinical Trials
  • CME
  • Patent Protection
  • Drug Pricing
  • Parallel Imports

For more information, kindly contact us, click here.

Where can I find sales statistics for PhAMA members' products?

PhAMA does not collect sales information for individual products. We do, however, collect Year-to-Date total sales figures from some of the members. The information collated is however only shared among those companies which take part in the PhAMA Telefax Turnover Survey.

What are the various career pathways available in the pharmaceutical industry?

For more information, click here.

I am a university student and would like to do on the job training in the pharmaceutical industry. How can I make the arrangements?

PhAMA itself does not make arrangements for placements for industrial training. However, those interested may contact PhAMA's members directly. For a list of PhAMA members, click here.

Who should I contact for a media interview?

All media requests should be directed to PhAMA's Executive Director at PhAMA Secretariat here.