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
'We now have a roadmap wherein the TRO will be lifted, we hope within the year,' says Commission on Population Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also reveals her department's plan to bring to the Philippines a technology that will detect ambient nicotine present indoors
(UPDATED) The health secretary echoed the Supreme Court's explanation that the TRO would be deemed lifted if the 'questioned drugs and devices are found not abortifacient'
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Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says health workers face an 'unprecedented challenge,' but the agencies working on reproductive health 'will not falter'
The High Court notes that the temporary restraining order it issued in 2015 'never meant to enjoin the processing of the entire gamut of family planning supplies that have been declared as unquestionably non-abortifacient'
A lawmaker also wants resource persons to secure approval from the organizations they represent before speaking about the government's school-based dengue immunization program
The DOH's motion for reconsideration also seeks the reversal of a decision that ordered the FDA to determine if certain contraceptive drugs and devices are abortifacients or non-abortifacients
This is a huge jump from the P165-million proposal earlier presented by Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial before lawmakers at the House of Representatives
The High Court orders the Food and Drug Administration to find out whether certain contraceptive drugs and devices are abortifacients or not
Obama says Congress 'should treat Zika like the threat that it is' and 'fully fund our Zika response'
Male mosquitoes are engineered in an approach that Oxitec says can reduce the populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can spread human viral diseases
But the President is silent on a 2015 temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court which advocates consider the biggest challenge in implementing the reproductive health law
NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia fears the effects of the TRO – maternal deaths, teenage pregnancies, and unwanted pregnancies – could become bigger social problems in the long run
Janette Garin hopes her successor won't have to encounter the 'inconveniences and problems' she had to go through in her one year and 4 months as health secretary
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Theranos misled investors and regulators about its technology and its operations.
State media reports say more than 17,000 cans of the counterfeit product were sold
Made by North Carolina-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Addyi, also known as flibanserin, receives the nod from the US Food and Drug Administration
Under orders from acting Mayor Kid Peña, the Makati Health Department confiscates beauty and cosmetic products banned by the Food and Drug Administration
Wendy's Durian Candy tests positive for staphylococcus bacteria. One of the victims is still in the hospital but will be discharged soon.
The incident comes a week after 2,000 people fell ill in the Caraga region after eating 'poisoned' durian candies
'The team will be composed of scientists and doctors who can be rapidly deployed to places hit by food poisoning outbreaks,' the senator says
(UPDATED) The Food and Drug Administration is investigating two facilities in Davao City that may have manufactured or mishandled the durian candies
The maker of Wendy's Durian Candy should be sanctioned for selling products without the approval of the Food and Drug Administration, says the Agusan del Sur vice governor
What about the RH law? The High Court also temporarily prohibits the health department from granting any pending application for reproductive health commodities.
Even the Indonesian government has warned the public against the Indonesian coffee, which is reportedly being sold in the Philippines for as low as P180 per box
'Habang isinusulat ko ito, may nakaratay sa ICU dahil sa kaiinom ng Sehat Badan coffee. Para 'nyo nang awa, huwag uminom ng kapeng ito! Maaaring ikamatay 'nyo po ito.'
Partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, are not safe to eat and must be removed from the food supply in the next three years, US regulators say
The Supreme Court upholds the appeals court ruling that only an inter-agency committee can prohibit promotions and advertisements of tobacco products
Here are some information you need to know about the recall of apples shipped by US-based apple packer Bidart Brothers
According to Rappler sources, there are about 5 candidates being considered for the vacated post. Among them are former health secretaries.
Preferred and Proven Therapies Inc presents FDA-issued permits which authorize the importation of the controversial anti-dengue drug for clinical trials
The health department says researchers of the clinical trials must be held accountable if something happens to patients who were administered with the treatment
The DOH rebukes its own chief, saying the clinical trials he ordered in September should not have taken place
(UPDATED) Health Secretary Enrique Ona expects to meet President Benigno Aquino III on the last day of his month-long leave. Whether he will be asked to stay on will depend on the President.
Senator Vicente 'Tito' Sotto III, a staunch critic of the reproductive health law, also questions why funds are being allocated for contraceptives that have yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration
Various medical groups say that regulation of medical marijuana should be left to the Food and Drug Administration
While reform-minded leadership will be useful in the Food and Drug Administration, the only real safeguard is if reform stakeholders are numerous and influential enough to rebut any attempt to regress
US FDA: 'The investigation found 12 boxes containing a total of 327 carefully packaged vials labeled with names of various biological agents such as dengue, influenza, Q fever and rickettsia'
(UPDATED) The vials were labeled "variola," another name for smallpox, and appear to date from the 1950s, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement
The Intellectual Property Office says unscrupulous traders are exploiting the aspiration of consumers, especially women, to have fair skin and slimmer bodies
Sellers would be required to enforce a minimum age restriction on those who wish to buy the products, including requiring identification.
US Senate and House Democrats want the sale and advertisement of electronic cigarettes to children to be barred
A simple new method could revolutionize battlefield medicine: a syringe filled with injectable sponges, shot directly into a wound to stop massive bleeding
US regulators approve Evzio, a handheld naloxone injector that can revive people suspected of overdosing on prescription painkillers
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
Dr Antonia Park, according to the Professional Regulatory Commission, is not authorized to practice medicine in the Philippines. She faces charges of estafa and reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.
In a nation where some 15,000 people die annually from prescription painkiller use, the drug's approval has raised alarm among doctors, lawmakers and relatives of those lost to overdose
A recent study reveals men aged 65 and older being treated with testosterone were twice as likely to suffer heart attacks in the month after they began treatment