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Sanofi knew Dengvaxia risks in 2015 but didn’t tell PH – FDA, physician

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:04 PM

(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

The House of Representatives resumes its hearing on the controversial government immunization program on February 26, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Garin, 7 officials file libel complaint vs ‘DOH mafia’ accuser

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) Physician Francis Cruz, the whistleblower of the VACC, faces several libel complaints from health officials he accused of benefiting from the Dengvaxia mess

THE ACCUSED. Dr Francis Cruz, who now faces a libel complaint, faced senators probing the Dengvaxia controversy on December 13, 2017. Screenshot by Rappler

Views of med societies weigh more than FEC, individual doctors – Garin

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin explains why she did not heed the warning of several public health experts regarding the now-suspended dengue vaccination program that she had launched

BATTLE OF THE EXPERTS. Ex-DOH secretary Janette Garin speaks during a Rappler Talk interview on December 16. Screenshot by Rappler

At Senate, Aquino faces Dengvaxia controversy head-on

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:45 AM

(UPDATED) Former president Benigno Aquino III says his administration implemented the controversial dengue vaccination program in good faith

OATH OF TRUTH. Ex-budget secretary Florencio Abad, ex-president Noynoy Aquino, and ex-executive secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr swear their oath to tell the truth at the Senate hearing on December 4. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Bad science, wrong info' root of Dengvaxia problem – health experts

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:42 PM

'If the bad science or wrong information has been fed to [former president Aquino], how can you blame the president if the president was fed with bad science or wrong info?' says Dr Anthony Leachon

TIMELINE: Dengue immunization program for public school students

Nov 30, 2017 - 9:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here are the key moments in the controversial implementation of the dengue immunization program by the Department of Health

NOT SAFE. A boy reacts while receiving the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine at an elementary school in Marikina City on April 4, 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Vaccinated Filipino youth now at risk of getting severe dengue

Nov 30, 2017 - 5:02 PM

After Sanofi Pasteur's advisory on Dengvaxia, Dr Anthony Leachon says students who already got their dengue shots from DOH will live with the possibility of getting severe dengue 'for the rest of their lives'

SCHOOL-BASED IMMUNIZATION. A student from Parang Elementary School gets a shot of Dengvaxia, the world's first-ever dengue vaccine. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Dr Tony Leachon on health reforms under the Duterte gov't

Nov 24, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Dr Tony Leachon discusses the benefits and risks of medical marijuana, a higher sin tax on cigarettes, and a comprehensive mental health package for Filipinos

Health advocates: Pressure needed to stop 'weak' cigarette tax bill

Dec 20, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Those who oppose the proposed two tier excise tax structure on cigarettes urge Filipinos to rally behind a unitary tax rate of P40 by 2018

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

PH begins school-based dengue immunization

Apr 04, 2016 - 4:04 PM

Critics however slam the health department for its unusual decision to provide the dengue vaccine to millions of Filipino children just a few months after getting regulatory approval

SCHOOL-BASED IMMUNIZATION. A student from Parang Elementary School gets a shot of Dengvaxia, the world's first-ever dengue vaccine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Health reform advocate Anthony Leachon named PhilHealth director

Jan 19, 2016 - 1:06 PM

The multi awarded physician is the representative of the Monetary Board in the PhilHealth board

CIVIC MOVER. Dr. Anthony Leachon. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

5 change makers win Rappler's Move Awards

Sep 28, 2015 - 1:44 PM

The recipients of the first Rappler Move Awards are Anthony Leachon Francis Sollano Nestor Pestelos Clarissa Delgado and Maoi Arroyo

You can’t reduce poverty without a strong public health care system

Sep 05, 2015 - 8:00 PM

It’s time to demand of the next crop of leaders some degree of acknowledgement that the healthcare system needs all the attention it can get

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Sep 02, 2015 - 1:42 PM

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