Shanghai Pharmaceutical Profession Association(SPPA)was founded on January 5，1987. As a professional social organization in the position of legal body of mass organization which is not aimed at gaining economic benefit，it has been organized on the principle of voluntary mainly by enterprises of pharmaceutical industry. It now consists of 230 group members in the fields of chemical pharmaceutical manufacturing, bioengineering, pharmaceutical adjuvant，pharmaceutical packaging material, pharmaceutical machinery, schools and research institutes.
SPPA's aim is service. The business of SPPA includes providing service of information，drug price，statistics，technology，marketing，exhibition，promotion of strategy of famous-brand products，inspection，exchange，training，research and discussion. According to the principle of "service, communication, and democratic management"，SPPA which is in the position of an assistant and a staff officer of the government actively expresses requirements of enterprises to the government, protects the justified rights of enterprises, passes on ideas of the government to enterprises, promotes the idea and practice of "Corporate Social Responsibility" and proceeds self-discipline among all the group members. SPPA has 5 departments: office, technical consultation department, price office, statistic office, and information department.
SPPA's public periodical: Shanghai Medical and Pharmaceutical Journal. SPPA's private periodicals: Pharmaceutical Reference News, Bulletin of SPPA， Medicines Information Compile and Statistical Analysis Report of Shanghai Pharmaceutical Industry.