What is Philippine National Formulary?

     The Philippine National Drug Formulary (PNDF) is an integral component of the Philippine Medicines Policy which aims to promote rational use of essential medicines among prescribers, dispensers, patient and consumers. It is a list of essential medicines deemed important to address the primary health care needs of Filipinos. As such it is the basis of all government procurement of medicines and reimbursement of drugs of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation

     The PNDF Volume I is the Essential Medicines List for the Philippines prepared by the National Formulary Commitee (NFC) in consultation with experts and specialist from organized professional medical societies, medical academe and the pharmaceutical industry.