The Story Behind the Name

The Story Behind the Name
Otsuka Pharmaceutical was established in 1921 by Mr. Busaburo Otsuka in Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture in Japan. They built a strong reputation in the area of intravenous solutions which was widely used in hospitals all over Japan.

In 1964, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OPC) was founded. A sales company at first, the company soon established its own factory in 1970.

With the objective of developing new pharmaceutical products, Otsuka set up its own R & D the following year.

Akihiko Otsuka, in his determination to go global by 1980 gave the laboratory an English motto: “80 World Famous Otsuka”. From the beginning, the company had its sights to make its presence recognized in the global market.

The vision became a reality. Today, Otsuka is a worldwide business expanding in the United States, Europe and all over Asia including the Philippines.

Otsuka in the Philippines

Official operations of Otsuka (Philippines) Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OPPI) began January 1998 with only 65 employees and 5 products to market. The personnel were composed mainly of medical representatives who were deployed all over the country promoting Meptin®, Mikelan®, Aminoleban® Injection, Aminoleban® EN, and Pletaal®.

Over the years of its incorporation, OPPI continued to grow despite various economic and political challenges. The following years marked the launch of other products. In 2003, Mucosta® was launched. This was followed by Aminoleban® Oral in 2004, and Abilify® in 2005.

In 2007, OPPI ventured into offering medical device with the launch of Firebird, a drug-eluting stent. In 2007, OPPI grew with the establishment of its Nutraceutical division with the launch of its isotonic drink, Pocari Sweat.

Otsuka celebrated its 15th year in the Philippines in December 2012. Currently, OPPI is the number one Japanese pharmaceutical in the country1. It is on its way to growing further in the Philippine market by setting sights on improving more and more lives, and living up to its global vision to provide better health worldwide. With intensively researched, innovator products, specialized patient care programs, personalized, uncompromising customer service, and continuous employee development, Otsuka is well on its way to paving the pharmaceutical industry of the future.

Based on MAT 2013 values, IMS Philippine Pharmaceutical Index 2013.

Our Corporate Values


We believe in being honest and fair with all people we work with and in each of our undertakings.


We are not contented with the present system and process if we know that a better way exists.


We act and deal with others according to professional and social ethics and according to our code of conduct/discipline.


We show our loyalty to the organization, instead of having loyalty to our own groups or own people because we belong to one family


We strongly adhere to providing immediate response to our internal and external customers’ concerns.

Our Mission


To provide personalized, uncompromising customer service with the goal of improving our patients’ quality of life.


To provide researched quality products that will ensure specialized patient care.


To continuously develop our employees’ competencies to improve our operational efficiency


To make wise investment to guarantee returns and ensure long term company existence.

Contact Us
Otsuka (Philippines) Pharmaceutical, Inc. +63 2 844-9266 | +63 2 888-6774 | +63 2 888-(OPPI) | FAX: +63 2 811-2279 3rd Floor King's Court II Bldg, 2129 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City, Philippines 1231
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