Trinidad and Tobago - Country Commercial Guide
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TT has a very small domestic industry and imports most pharmaceuticals.  The Ministry of Health provides free medicines for lifestyle-related diseases.  There are over 250 pharmacies throughout the country that provide medications through the Chronic Disease Assistance Program (CDAP).  Under CDAP, nearly 50 drugs are distributed for free to patients with certain conditions, including diabetes, asthma, cardiac diseases, arthritis, glaucoma, depression, high blood pressure, enlarged prostate, epilepsy, hypercholesterolemia, Parkinson’s disease, and thyroid diseases.  All TT citizens are eligible and there are no age restrictions or exceptions.

Leading Sub-Sectors 

Pharmaceuticals for lifestyle-related diseases like:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Chronic liver disease


High quality generic pharmaceuticals.


Ministry of Health

Chemistry Food and Drug Division

National Insurance Property Development Company Limited (NIPDEC)

Pharmaceutical Society