Philippines (The)

Philippines, The

Methadone/Buprenorphine Treatment: not available

Importation of Methadone/Buprenorphine: possible

According to the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (Section 36, Art. III of Board Regulation No. 3) travellers intending to bring methadone, buprenorphine or other medically prescribed opioids into the Philippines have to carry with them the following documents:

a. Certification from the patient’s home prescriber clearly stating that the patient needs the medication and that it has been prescribed for personal use only. The certification must include the specific dates of arrival and departure from the Philippines.

b. Original copy of prescription issued by the duly licensed attending physician/doctor.

Contact Addresses:

Drugs Board
Executive Director
3rd Floor DDB-PDEA Building
NIA Road
National Government Center
East Triangle
Quezon City
The Philippines
Phone: +632 929-1753
Fax: +632 929-1158 or -9875

Any comments and additional information greatly appreciated.
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
Bremer Platz 18-20
D-48155 Münster
Phone: +49 251-60123 or +49 2571-582765
Fax: +49 251-666580

(This page last revised April 12, 2011)