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Recto wants Senate probe on fake medicines

Aug 12, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says the government should 'unmask' which counterfeit pharmaceutical products have entered the Philippine market

FAKE MEDS. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime found the highest incidence of falsified medicines in the Philippines among Southeast Asian countries. Image from Shutterstock.

Alleged distributor of fake medicines arrested in Manila

Nov 25, 2018 - 12:15 PM

P1.2 million worth of counterfeit medicines are also seized from the suspect, mostly versions of popular over-the-counter drugs

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Mar 29, 2018 - 9:15 AM

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Mar 28, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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Duterte to PNP: Catch makers, sellers of fake medicines

Mar 28, 2018 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Food and Drug Administration lauds Malacañang for cracking down on fake medicines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa following the ceremonial shoot during the inauguration of the Armscor Shooting Range Davao Branch in Davao City on February 26, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Interpol seizes fake medicine worth $7 million across Asia

Dec 22, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Medication including antibiotics anti hypertension pills and even rabies vaccines were taken from hundreds of pharmacies and markets including dozens of online pharmacies

MOVE OVER, FAKE VIAGRA. Counterfeit skin whiteners and slimming pills have reportedly overtaken fake Viagra sales in the Philippines.

NBI hunts down suppliers of fake medicines in Cebu

Jul 10, 2015 - 12:41 PM

The NBI says that of the 23 pharmacies that were subject to a test buy operation around Metro Cebu 5 sold fake medicines

FAKES. NBI-7 assistant director Augusto Isidoro shows reporters sealed boxes full of fake medicines that were confiscated during test buy operations around Metro Cebu. Photo by Dale Israel/Rappler

Customs seizes P25-M fake, expired medicines

May 22, 2013 - 1:27 PM

The seized illegally imported medicines had brands like Simvastatin Centrum Multivitamins Perigo Ibuprofen and Amoxycillin