Pharmaceutical industry in the Philippines is booming. The number of drugstores in the Philippines is increasing. How many drugstores are there in the Philippines?
According to Yolanda Robles (the Executive Vice President of the Philippine Pharmacists Association [PPA]), the total number of drugstores in the Philippine reaches to more than 20,000 as of year 2013. That excludes unlicensed pharmacies.
It's very surprising that the PPA has only 12,600 registered members.
Licensed pharmacists are needed in every drugstore in order to advise customers about the medicines they buy.