Malaysian Association of Pharmaceutical Suppliers (MAPS)
President's Message -June 2018
In a little while, the month of Ramadan will end, ushering in Syawal.
Selamat Hari Raya Puasa! As many of you may be returning to your hometowns, I hope you enjoy the reunion with your families and friends as you enter into a period of celebration.
On another note, we now have a new government, and the new Minister of Health has outlined 6 measures in addressing health services issues. Many of this will lead to a more vibrant market for us. Not in the 6 measures, but also a matter that will be adressed is the way the government procures medicines. Battling drug shortages will be topmost on the minister's mind.
While the pharmaceutical industry had benefited from zero rating of all poisons and many essential non-poisons, the effective zero-rating of all products now augur well for our industry. Many of you have substantial business in supplements that were not zero rated.
I trust that with all the developments, many of you will have a more vibrant business environment as we move into higher gear after the holidays.
However, we know that regulatory requirements are getting more intense, and this is not only limited to our country. It is part and parcel of delivering high quality, efficacious and safe medicines to our market. Towards this end, MAPS will engage with stakeholders to ensure that such implementations are for best outcomes.
LIM TENG CHYUAN
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Foreword by the PresidentI am delighted to welcome you to the MAPS website and I hope you will find the information provided here to be useful for the pharmaceutical industry in Malaysia.
I welcome participation from members to be active in subcommittees that have been formed in order to make MAPS an association where everyone can openly suggest, exchange ideas, share issues and values of common interests. Membership of MAPS is open to any company involved in pharmaceutical trade (importer and / or distributor) in Malaysia.
I look forward to warmly welcome you into MAPS.
Why we exist
The first gathering of “like-minded” interest Group for the formation of the “Malaysian Association of Pharmaceutical Suppliers (MAPS)” was on 17th March 2011 held in the premise of Medispec, Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya.
MAPS was formally registered with the Registrar of Society on the 17th November 2011.
It was formed to fill in the "missing piece" in the trade representation in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
MAPS is having representations and engaging with the relevant Government bodies like the Bahagian Farmasi, BPFK, PEMANDU, MyCC, etc, on issues relating to the pharmaceutical trade.
MAPS is in the forefront of issues facing the Industry which means that the voices and interests of MAPS will be heard and considered. Thus, MAPS will have the opportunity to continuously collaborate and consult on the policies and regulations affecting the industry.
Board of Directors
Lim Teng Chyuan
Heng Thin Fook
Choe Tong Seng
Yeo Ann Chin
Choe Tong Seng
Board of Directors of former terms
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Technical Working Groups/ External committees
MAPS practises a high ethical code. Members are required to abide by this conduct to ensure that the industry maintains a high level of integrity. Click here for MAPS' code of conduct.
Members of MAPS are Malaysian Companies which import pharmaceuticals into the country. They represent principals from Europe, North America, Asia, Oceania etc. The principals may be R&D or generic manufacturers from these regions.
|Ethics||Lim Teng Chyuan||Somedico|
|Regulatory||Yeo Ann Chin||Pharmaforte|
|Social & Sports||Mathew John||Jetpharma|
|Trade Practices||Heng Thin Fook||Medispec|
As an association, MAPS is committed to build the industry together with the respective government authorities and the industry stakeholders. The country has to have an industry that is conducive to attract investments with an ecosystem of "fairness, healthy, vibrancy, dynamic, skill and knowledgeable" and "an equitable, accessible and affordable healthcare for the rakyat in the country".
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