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FDA to hold hearing on contraceptives' certification on August 21

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:14 PM

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

FDA to hold hearing on contraceptives' certification on August 21

Population Commission hopes SC will soon lift implants TRO

Jul 15, 2017 - 10:42 AM

'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

Population Commission hopes SC will soon lift implants TRO

DOH mulls covering e-cigarettes in smoking ban implementation

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also reveals her department's plan to bring to the Philippines a technology that will detect ambient nicotine present indoors

DOH mulls covering e-cigarettes in smoking ban implementation

FDA to hear soon whether implants cause abortion

May 30, 2017 - 8:02 PM

(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'

FDA to hear soon whether implants cause abortion

#PinayTakeAction: Let's talk about reproductive health

May 28, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Watch our discussion on reproductive health and find out how you can take action!

#PinayTakeAction: Let's talk about reproductive health

Filipino women, couples 'facing limited choices for RH' – Ubial

May 26, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says health workers face an 'unprecedented challenge,' but the agencies working on reproductive health 'will not falter'

Filipino women, couples 'facing limited choices for RH' – Ubial

TRO on implants to stay, SC blames DOH for delay

May 26, 2017 - 4:37 PM

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'

TRO on implants to stay, SC blames DOH for delay

Garin not invited? House probe on dengue vaccine cut short

Nov 21, 2016 - 3:20 PM

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

Garin not invited? House probe on dengue vaccine cut short

DOH asks Supreme Court to lift TRO on contraceptives

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:35 PM

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

DOH asks Supreme Court to lift TRO on contraceptives

DOH wants P1.2-B reproductive health budget in 2017

Sep 14, 2016 - 4:52 PM

This is a huge jump from the P165-million proposal earlier presented by Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial before lawmakers at the House of Representatives

DOH wants P1.2-B reproductive health budget in 2017

SC denies plea to lift TRO on distribution, sale of implants

Sep 14, 2016 - 8:36 AM

The High Court orders the Food and Drug Administration to find out whether certain contraceptive drugs and devices are abortifacients or not

SC denies plea to lift TRO on distribution, sale of implants

Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:38 PM

Obama says Congress 'should treat Zika like the threat that it is' and 'fully fund our Zika response'

Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow

US finds GMO mosquitoes won't harm environment

Aug 06, 2016 - 8:19 AM

Male mosquitoes are engineered in an approach that Oxitec says can reduce the populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can spread human viral diseases

US finds GMO mosquitoes won't harm environment

SONA 2016: Duterte urges full implementation of RH law

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM

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

SONA 2016: Duterte urges full implementation of RH law

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:42 PM

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

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

Challenges for next health chief: Immunization, TRO on implants

Jun 15, 2016 - 5:22 PM

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

Challenges for next health chief: Immunization, TRO on implants

US probes target health care startup Theranos

Apr 19, 2016 - 3:54 PM

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Theranos misled investors and regulators about its technology and its operations.

US probes target health care startup Theranos

China arrests 6 over fake infant formula

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:45 PM

State media reports say more than 17,000 cans of the counterfeit product were sold

China arrests 6 over fake infant formula

US regulators approve 'female Viagra'

Aug 19, 2015 - 8:03 AM

Made by North Carolina-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Addyi, also known as flibanserin, receives the nod from the US Food and Drug Administration

US regulators approve 'female Viagra'

Makati gov’t confiscates beauty products sold in Guadalupe

Aug 18, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Under orders from acting Mayor Kid Peña, the Makati Health Department confiscates beauty and cosmetic products banned by the Food and Drug Administration

Makati gov’t confiscates beauty products sold in Guadalupe

'Poisoned' durian candy contaminated with bacteria – DOH

Jul 16, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Wendy's Durian Candy tests positive for staphylococcus bacteria. One of the victims is still in the hospital but will be discharged soon.

'Poisoned' durian candy contaminated with bacteria – DOH

8 students rushed to QC hospital after eating macapuno candy

Jul 16, 2015 - 5:05 PM

The incident comes a week after 2,000 people fell ill in the Caraga region after eating 'poisoned' durian candies

8 students rushed to QC hospital after eating macapuno candy

Recto: We need food safety response teams

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:15 PM

'The team will be composed of scientists and doctors who can be rapidly deployed to places hit by food poisoning outbreaks,' the senator says

Recto: We need food safety response teams

Number of people sick from Davao candies jumps to 2,000

Jul 13, 2015 - 2:31 PM

(UPDATED) The Food and Drug Administration is investigating two facilities in Davao City that may have manufactured or mishandled the durian candies

Number of people sick from Davao candies jumps to 2,000

Durian candymaker should face sanctions – Agusan del Sur official

Jul 12, 2015 - 1:47 PM

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

Durian candymaker should face sanctions – Agusan del Sur official

Supreme Court stops distribution, sale of implants

Jun 30, 2015 - 8:44 PM

What about the RH law? The High Court also temporarily prohibits the health department from granting any pending application for reproductive health commodities.

Supreme Court stops distribution, sale of implants

Sehat Badan coffee still being sold illegally in PH

Jun 24, 2015 - 11:37 AM

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

Sehat Badan coffee still being sold illegally in PH

Isang babala tungkol sa Sehat Badan coffee

Jun 22, 2015 - 11:00 AM

'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.'

Isang babala tungkol sa Sehat Badan coffee

Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:36 PM

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

Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

SC: Health dep't has no power to ban cigarette ads

May 21, 2015 - 8:14 PM

The Supreme Court upholds the appeals court ruling that only an inter-agency committee can prohibit promotions and advertisements of tobacco products

SC: Health dep't has no power to ban cigarette ads

FAQs on recalled US apples

Jan 27, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Here are some information you need to know about the recall of apples shipped by US-based apple packer Bidart Brothers

FAQs on recalled US apples

Who will be Ona's successor?

Dec 20, 2014 - 2:51 PM

According to Rappler sources, there are about 5 candidates being considered for the vacated post. Among them are former health secretaries.

Who will be Ona's successor?

Anti-dengue drug trial 'beneficial' – Ona adviser

Dec 03, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Preferred and Proven Therapies Inc presents FDA-issued permits which authorize the importation of the controversial anti-dengue drug for clinical trials

Anti-dengue drug trial 'beneficial' – Ona adviser

The dangers of ActRx TriAct, according to DOH

Dec 02, 2014 - 9:00 AM

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 dangers of ActRx TriAct, according to DOH

DOH: No legal basis for Ona's order on anti-dengue treatment

Dec 01, 2014 - 1:46 PM

The DOH rebukes its own chief, saying the clinical trials he ordered in September should not have taken place

DOH: No legal basis for Ona's order on anti-dengue treatment

Is Ona on his way out?

Nov 27, 2014 - 8:08 PM

(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.

Is Ona on his way out?

Sotto: Why bigger fund for contraceptives than drug rehab?

Nov 25, 2014 - 6:16 PM

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

Sotto: Why bigger fund for contraceptives than drug rehab?

PH doctors want task force on medical marijuana

Oct 02, 2014 - 9:02 AM

Various medical groups say that regulation of medical marijuana should be left to the Food and Drug Administration

PH doctors want task force on medical marijuana

Protecting our food and drugs

Sep 02, 2014 - 11:15 AM

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

Protecting our food and drugs

'Forgotten freezer' held much more than smallpox – US

Jul 17, 2014 - 9:47 AM

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'

'Forgotten freezer' held much more than smallpox – US

Vials of smallpox discovered in US gov't storage room

Jul 09, 2014 - 7:52 AM

(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

Vials of smallpox discovered in US gov't storage room

Skin whiteners, slimming pills most faked drugs in PH

May 07, 2014 - 2:35 PM

The Intellectual Property Office says unscrupulous traders are exploiting the aspiration of consumers, especially women, to have fair skin and slimmer bodies

Skin whiteners, slimming pills most faked drugs in PH

E-cigarettes to be regulated under new US plan

Apr 25, 2014 - 1:19 AM

Sellers would be required to enforce a minimum age restriction on those who wish to buy the products, including requiring identification.

E-cigarettes to be regulated under new US plan

US lawmakers: no e-cigarette sales or ads to youths

Apr 15, 2014 - 6:49 AM

US Senate and House Democrats want the sale and advertisement of electronic cigarettes to children to be barred

US lawmakers: no e-cigarette sales or ads to youths

Tiny sponges could save lives on the battlefield

Apr 10, 2014 - 11:11 PM

A simple new method could revolutionize battlefield medicine: a syringe filled with injectable sponges, shot directly into a wound to stop massive bleeding

Tiny sponges could save lives on the battlefield

US approves handheld injector for painkiller overdose

Apr 04, 2014 - 2:06 PM

US regulators approve Evzio, a handheld naloxone injector that can revive people suspected of overdosing on prescription painkillers

US approves handheld injector for painkiller overdose

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

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

Arroyo's alternative medicine doctor unlicensed

Apr 01, 2014 - 7:50 PM

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.

Arroyo's alternative medicine doctor unlicensed

Potent new painkiller stokes alarm in US

Mar 08, 2014 - 10:20 AM

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

Potent new painkiller stokes alarm in US

US regulators probing cardio risks in testosterone products

Feb 01, 2014 - 9:21 AM

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

US regulators probing cardio risks in testosterone products