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But the Food and Drug Administration says swabs would still be taken from patients for confirmatory testing, as rapid test kits 'measure antibodies and not the viral load itself'
FDA Director General Eric Domingo says this will allow people vulnerable to COVID-19 to still access their medicines during the outbreak
FDA officer-in-charge Eric Domingo says the Philippine government has not yet approved any home test kits for the novel coronavirus
The samples contain 11.4% to 18.2% methanol, a toxic amount of the substance
(UPDATED) The ban makes it illegal to import, sell, or distribute Dengvaxia in the Philippines
This is the extensive process a manufacturer must go through to apply for FDA approval
The Food and Drug Administration orders the seizure of all Cosmic Carabao Gin products in the market
Some effects of mercury in skin whitening products, according to the World Health Organization, are discoloration and scarring, among others
The Food and Drug Administration says the sale of drug products online places 'the lives of the general public in danger and at risk'
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The Court of Appeals decision effectively lifts a TRO by the Supreme Court and paves the way for the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law
The products seized by the Food and Drug Administration include chocolates, beverages, and toiletries
The Food and Drug Administration says '12 of the 13 products are not notified with the FDA and are not allowed to be distributed in the country'
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(UPDATED) The Food and Drug Administration lauds Malacañang for cracking down on fake medicines
Auditors note the FDA failed to set up a public bidding for the security service contract and continued paying the security company for their services
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the reorganization is meant to 'preserve the integrity of ongoing investigations and to prevent any potential undue influence on their findings'
The dengue vaccine maker says it immediately issued the warning against Dengvaxia when it found out about the risks in November 2017
(UPDATED) Ex-Center for Drug Regulation and Research Benjamin Co received a USB directly from Sanofi when it gave a USB directly to him. This is not allowed under FDA rules
(UPDATED) Physician Anthony Leachon says it was 'repulsive' that Sanofi had 'concealed' to the Philippines the 4 risks of its vaccine the company identified as early as December 22, 2015
'Dapat naman po bago kayo nagbitaw nang gano’n, humingi kayo ng pahintulot ng magulang... Masakit para sa isang magulang na mawalan ng anak,' says a mother of a now dead vaccinee in Muntinlupa
'If I was your lawyer, I’ll protect you right now. Because a few days later, you were off to Paris to talk to Sanofi,' Senator Richard Gordon tells ex-health chief Janette Garin on her self-appointment to the FDA
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The Food and Drug Administration finds that Belo Medical Group is selling 11 skin care products without registration
The distrust of experts stems from the fact that in the case of Dengvaxia, the experts have so spectacularly failed the people on a matter of public trust
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III wants the FDA to be independent from the DOH, and the RITM to be free from the influence of pharmaceutical companies
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III leaves it up the DOJ, the NBI, and non-governmental groups to go after Aquino administration officials and Sanofi Pasteur
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(UPDATED) Sanofi is punished for failing to comply with post-marketing authorization requirements for its controversial dengue vaccine
A lawmaker questions why the pharmaceutical company seemed 'certain all along' that it would get the contract from the Philippine government
Former health secretary Janette Garin also brings up the controversial clinical trials of anti-dengue treatment ActRx TriAct ordered by her predecessor, Enrique Ona, in 2014
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(UPDATED) The drug regulatory agency also directs pharma giant Sanofi to 'conduct an information dissemination campaign through advisories, Dear Doctor letters, and patient fora'
(UPDATED) The Philippine government spent P3.5 billion on the mass immunization program, funded by sin tax revenues
The DOH will prioritize the distribution of the 261,000 implants kept in its Manila-based warehouse, as their insertion time is set to expire by September 2018
The sensor activates when it reaches the stomach fluids, sending a message to a wearable patch, which then transmits data to an app
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The Food and Drug Administration rules Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients
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(UPDATED) The FDA certification that Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients is a condition set by the Supreme Court for lifting the 2-year-old TRO on contraceptives
FDA director general Nela Charade Puno emphasizes the agency's review of 51 contraceptives – which could soon lead to the lifting of the SC TRO – is 'technical and scientific in nature and not a political one'
We need to make sure the FDA hears our voices. We need to let them that we urgently need them to complete the resolution on the 51 contraceptive brands.
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(2ND UPDATE) With the FDA set to certify contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT as non-abortifacients, the DOH and RH Law advocates expect the Supreme Court to lift its TRO
The Food and Drug Administration warns parents against buying the Japanese encephalitis vaccine online Only Sanofi Pasteur is accredited to distribute the vaccine in the country
The Commission on Population also clarifies that the temporary restraining order on contraceptive implants has not become permanent
There s nothing left to be done but to comply says Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te
If the TRO issued by the Supreme Court is not lifted soon 90 of contraceptive brands will be unusable come 2018
The Electronic Logbook app is also designed to give real time updates to pharmacies when a medicine is recalled by the FDA
The FDA will hold a series of summary hearings on contraceptives to comply with the SC s conditions to lift the TRO against two brands of implants