A list of recently published and updated articles regarding medical device regulatory updates from the PFDA and other governing bodies in the Philippines.

The Philippines FDA Publishes New Guidance on Medical Device Recalls

The Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Circular clarifying medical device recall requirements referenced in sections 5 (k) of the FDA Act of 2009. The requirements will go into effect in September of 2016.


With FDA Advisory No. 2017-180 issued on June 20, 2017 the Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced intentions to gradually switch to power-free gloves.  A full ban of powdered surgical and examination glove will go into effect on January 1, 2019 effecting the importation, distribution and sale of specified devices.

Philippines Implements New Customs Clearance Procedure for Radiation Devices

Radiation-emitting medical devices such as X-ray machines, MRIs, linear accelerators and ultrasound scanners are now subject to a new customs clearance release procedure administered by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The Philippines FDA Streamlines Amendment Submission Process

On December 15, 2017 the FDA released guidance that provides for streamlining of the submission process for CPR amendments.