Secretary Alfredo Bengzon (1986-1992)
April 30, 1987 - The Philippine National Drug Policy Program (NDPP) was announced by President Corazon C. Aquino during the Blessing of the Bureau of Food and Drugs at Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
November 18, 1987 - Malacañang directed Secretary Bengzon to properly implement the National Drug Policy set forth in Executive Order Nos. 174 and 175.
August 18, 1987 - The National Drug Committee (NDC) was established by former Secretary of Health Alfredo R.A. Bengzon through the Administrative Order no. 46 s. 1988.
The Primary Objectives of the NDC are:
1. To ensure that safe, efficacious and quality essential drugs are made available, accessible and affordable to all Filipinos at all times.
2. Promote rational drug use.
The NDC shall be headed by a chairmn and composed of at least seven (7) technical experts on the following area:basic or clinical pharmacology, medicines, pharmacy or related fields.
June 7, 1988 - Administrative Order No. 46 s. 1988 re:Organizational Arrangements to Implement the National Drug Policy (NDP) was signed by Secretary Alfredo R.A. Bengzon.
September 13, 1988 - Republic Act no. 6675 otherwise known as the Generics Act of 1988, "An Act to Promote, Require and Ensure the Production of an Adequate Supply, Distribution, Use and Acceptance of Drugs and Medicines Identified by their Generic Names", was approved by President Corazon C. Aquino.
Philippine National Drug Formulary (PNDF)
1. PNDF Consists of three (3) volumes
a. PNDF Vol. I - Essential Drug List
b. PNDF Vol. III - Cross-reference Index
c. PNDF Vol. II - Essential Drugs Monograph
2. Year of publication
a. 1989 - PNDF Volume I, 1st Edition
b. 1990 - Cross-reference index
c. 1991 - PNDF Volume I, 2nd Edition