What is a therapeutic product
Therapeutic products, commonly known as pharmaceuticals, are health products intended for use in humans for a therapeutic, preventive, palliative or diagnostic purpose. Therapeutic products can contain chemical or biologic substances as active ingredients, which exert their effect either pharmacologically, chemically or by other physiological means.
We regulate therapeutic products in Singapore under the Health Products Act (HPA) and its regulations, including the Health Products (Therapeutic Products) Regulations 2016.
Scope of regulation
We require companies to obtain a dealer's licence before manufacturing, importing or supplying therapeutic products. All therapeutic products will require registration with us before they can be supplied in Singapore.