Kenneth Hartigan-Go - updates

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Gordon clears Ubial of liability despite Dengvaxia program expansion

Apr 11, 2018 - 3:15 PM

'She can be a witness later on. She was pressured.... As far as we are concerned, she was not the most guilty,' says Senator Richard Gordon, a staunch administration ally

Senate hearing on the Dengvaxia immunization program of the DOH on February 21, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aquino, Sanofi, DOH officials face graft complaint over Dengvaxia mess

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The VACC, VPCI, and physician Francisco Cruz claim that the accused government officials 'anomalously' funded the immunization program and favored Sanofi to procure the vaccine

ACCUSED. Former president Benigno Aquino III (center) is flanked by his former budget chief Florencio Abad (L) and ex-executive secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr at a Senate hearing in December 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duque dares accusers to file cases vs officials in alleged 'DOH mafia'

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says he will order a review of the contracts entered into by the previous administration

INTEGRITY. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III wants officials to adhere to the 'highest standards of professionalism and integrity.' File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Dengue vaccine: Ex-FDA chief defends circular removing post-marketing surveillance

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Kenneth Hartigan-Go defends a 2013 circular he issued that allowed for the dengue vaccine to get a certificate of product registration (CPR) even without the conduct of a post-marketing surveillance

FAST APPROVAL?A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

What the emails of VACC's Dengvaxia witness say

Dec 11, 2017 - 11:15 AM

The witness, a physician, supposedly rendered service to the DOH under then Secretary Ubial

Health advocates along with parents and their children who had the Dengvaxia vaccine rally in front of the Department of Health in Manila on December 8, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong

Know your hospital: A guide to getting the best care

Jan 19, 2016 - 5:36 PM

Use this checklist before your checkup

DOH launches Hospital Advisor website

Dec 07, 2015 - 8:42 PM

The new government initiative bridges the gap between hospitals and patients

Bigger PhilHealth fund opens doors to innovative drugs

Aug 12, 2015 - 1:22 PM

A well funded PhilHealth program will now be able to support or defray the costs that patients have to pay for expensive medicines a pharmaceutical executive says

MORE SOPHISTICATED. The health care industry is looking to distribute  more innovative medicines and medical technology in the near future. Image from Shutterstock.

FDA orders recall of 1 batch of Lily's Peanut Butter

Apr 04, 2014 - 1:52 PM

The Food and Drug Administration says the anti nutritional toxin found in this particular batch of Lily s Peanut Butter can stunt the growth of children

Can PH regulate its e-cigarette industry?

Jul 24, 2013 - 10:15 AM

UPDATED The Food and Drug Administration will need extra resources and manpower to properly regulate the e cigarette industry

E-cigarettes: To ban or not to ban?

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:16 AM

Contrasting claims about the pros and cons of e cigarettes leave government in a quandary

6 things you need to know about stem cell therapy

Jul 08, 2013 - 9:00 AM

The DOH seeks to regulate the conduct of stem cell therapies in the Philippines Here are 6 things you need to know about it

DOH: Stem cell therapy not yet proven to be curative

Jul 07, 2013 - 9:00 AM

But not wanting to stifle innovation the health department will start accrediting stem cell transplant physicians who want to practice in the Philippines