Manila, February 23, 2015 --- The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Professional Regulatory Board of Pharmacy reinforced the legal requirement of Republic Act No. 5921 (Section 12), through the issuance of Memorandum Circular No. 2015-01 and Board Resolution No. 2015-03, requiring all persons who are employed as detailmen, also known as medical representatives or professional sales representatives by any pharmaceutical or drug laboratory or other manufacturers of medical, dental, pharmaceutical, biological and veterinary products and by distributors, dealers, wholesalers doing business directly or indirectly in the Philippines, at the beginning of each year, to register with the PRC and the Board of Pharmacy.
The issuance mandates all pharmaceutical, drug and similar establishments to require their medical representatives or professional sales representatives who have not undergone the training programs prescribed in the revised guidelines to register with the Commission and the Board of Pharmacy until June 30, 2015. After this period, all medical representatives and professional sales representatives employed by the establishments are strictly directed to comply with the requirements set forth in the revised guidelines in order to be allowed registration by the PRC and the Board (of Pharmacy).
Qualified detailmen should preferably be pharmacy graduates of any school, college or university duly recognized and/or accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED); bonafide employees of the legitimate pharmaceutical firms represented; and have undergone a comprehensive training program for medical representatives or professional sales representatives by a training provider duly accredited by the Board.
Applicants may submit their documentary requirements (filled-up application form, original/photocopy of NSO birth certificate, marriage certificate for married female, certificate of employment, certificate of training, and PRC-obtained Permanent Examination and Registration Record Card) at the Office of the Secretary to the Professional Regulatory Boards, 3/F PRC Main Building in Manila.
All medical representatives or professional sales representatives registered with the PRC and the Board of Pharmacy shall be issued an Accreditation Card (AC) valid for one (1) year from the date of its issuance or renewal.