FDA stops clinic from selling Covid ‘cure’

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 11:36:30 +0000

THE Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday issued a “cease and desist” order against the manufacturers of a drug that was being sold as a cure for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). FDA Secretary Eric Domingo told The Manila Times that US-based Dr. Ruben Fabunan and his brother, Willie, owners of the Fabunan Medical Clinic, […]

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All new drugs need FDA approval — DoH

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 03:23:01 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) on Tuesday said that all newly developed drugs, including those for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), need to be approved by the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Kung anuman hong mga bagong klaseng gamot naman po, dumadaan po tayo sa Food and Drug Administration (Whatever new drugs, […]

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Duterte clears purchase of rapid test kits sans local FDA approval

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 01:20:31 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte gave the go signal for the procurement of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) rapid test kits even without approval from the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “I will take the risk, I will order the Health department and everybody…I’m clearing the way by ordering the purchase, tutal walang FDA local but what […]

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Customs: Importation of PPE, medical supplies tax-free

Credit to Author: William Depasupil, TMT| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:22:36 +0000

THE importation of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical emergency supply critical in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are now tax and duty-free. Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero on Wednesday issued Customs Administrative Order (CAO) 07-2020 containing the guidelines for the tax and duty-exempt importations of PPEs and other emergency supplies as provided for under Section 4(O) of Republic Act 11469 otherwise known as […]

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