The Tamilnadu Chemists & Druggists Association (TNCDA), is a representative body of nearly 30,000 members engaged in pharmaceuticals retail and wholesale trade. The TNCDA is affiliated to the All India Organization of Chemists and Druggists (Regd) (AIOCD), looking to it for guidance and direction, and also supports and works in close co-ordination with the apex all India body.

The prime objective of TNCDA is to protect the interest of our members and the general public and ensure a constant flow of distribution of the best quality of medicines in the prescribed rates at every nook and corner of the country. We also ensure that there is a good rapport with Industry and Government bodies at State level.

The members of this body are professionally working as Pharmacy Distributors, Stockiest, General Wholesalers and Retail Chemists throughout the state of Tamilnadu. The basic purpose of this body is to streamline the distribution pattern of Pharma Distribution, so that an unbroken chain of life-saving and essential drugs is maintained throughout the nook and corner of the state.

The day to day problems of the retailers, wholesalers etc, are taken up by this body through respective District Associations and interactions are made with the relevant quarters, like Government Agencies, Pharmacy Manufacturers/Manufacturer Organizations, Professional Forums etc. to mitigate the problems of the members and to develop the profession of pharmacy in India, with the help and guidance of the AIOCD, that too in a most cordial atmosphere.

All the Tamilnadu District Associations, numbering around 26 districts, are affiliated to this Tamilnadu Chemists and Druggists Association.