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Currently, the Philippines only administers remdesivir to hospitalized patients with severe cases of coronavirus
The Food and Drugs Administration says 'there are no registered drugs or vaccines that are licensed specifically for use in COVID-19 treatment or prevention'
But the Food and Drug Administration says swabs would still be taken from patients for confirmatory testing, as rapid test kits 'measure antibodies and not the viral load itself'
The Department of Health clarifies that the test kits can only be used by hospitals or laboratories with testing capacity
FDA Director General Eric Domingo says this will allow people vulnerable to COVID-19 to still access their medicines during the outbreak
FDA officer-in-charge Eric Domingo says the Philippine government has not yet approved any home test kits for the novel coronavirus
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles also says diagnostics company Manila Healthtek is developing a 'rapid test kist' to aid in testing for COVID-19
The Food and Drug Administration says the kits will be used for field testing and will help address the 'increasing number of reported COVID-19 cases' that 'require immediate diagnosis and monitoring'
The samples contain 11.4% to 18.2% methanol, a toxic amount of the substance
(UPDATED) The ban makes it illegal to import, sell, or distribute Dengvaxia in the Philippines
This is the extensive process a manufacturer must go through to apply for FDA approval
The Food and Drug Administration orders the seizure of all Cosmic Carabao Gin products in the market
(3rd UPDATE) 'Don't try something that can possibly cost you your life,' says one concerned netizen
Some effects of mercury in skin whitening products, according to the World Health Organization, are discoloration and scarring, among others
The Food and Drug Administration says the sale of drug products online places 'the lives of the general public in danger and at risk'
NutriAsia says that the Datu Puti and Silver Swan brands have always been subjected to testing since 2001
The Food and Drug Administration says the manufacturing facilities of the vinegar brands will be inspected to verify the findings, and those found violating its standards and rules face 'regulatory action'
As part of measures to ensure the Philippines remains free of African swine fever, pork products from countries hit by the disease will be pulled off the shelves
(UPDATED) 'I served as the Director General of the FDA for two years and 10 months with complete honesty, diligence, dedication, and loyalty,' says former Food and Drug Director General Nela Charade Puno
(UPDATED) The letter terminating FDA Director General Nela Charade Puno says the move is part of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on government corruption but does not provide details
Stakeholders question why there is plenty of buffer stock, saying that the Philippines should only import what it needs
It will thus be illegal to import, sell, or distribute Dengvaxia in the Philippines
P1.2 million worth of counterfeit medicines are also seized from the suspect, mostly versions of popular over-the-counter drugs
Information from the electronic Drug Safety System developed by startup mClinica may help authorities fight outbreaks and understand the underlying causes of diseases
Marilen Dañguilan, a medical doctor trained in policymaking, launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'
'When you offer peace with your left hand but shoot with your right hand...that's the height of duplicity,' says DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año
'Hindi nila alam na andoon si FDA [chief]. Nagkataon lang na nando'n,' says Camarines Sur police chief Senior Superintendent Reynaldo Pawid
'Either may nag-leak 'yan na may ganyang movement, lalong lalo na may VIP na involved,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde
(UPDATED) At least 3 cops are killed and 3 others wounded, while Food and Drug Administration chief Nela Charade Puno is unharmed, police say
The Court of Appeals decision effectively lifts a TRO by the Supreme Court and paves the way for the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law
The products seized by the Food and Drug Administration include chocolates, beverages, and toiletries
The Food and Drug Administration says '12 of the 13 products are not notified with the FDA and are not allowed to be distributed in the country'
(UPDATED) The Food and Drug Administration lauds Malacañang for cracking down on fake medicines
Auditors note the FDA failed to set up a public bidding for the security service contract and continued paying the security company for their services
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the reorganization is meant to 'preserve the integrity of ongoing investigations and to prevent any potential undue influence on their findings'
The dengue vaccine maker says it immediately issued the warning against Dengvaxia when it found out about the risks in November 2017
(UPDATED) Ex-Center for Drug Regulation and Research Benjamin Co received a USB directly from Sanofi when it gave a USB directly to him. This is not allowed under FDA rules
(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
'Dapat naman po bago kayo nagbitaw nang gano’n, humingi kayo ng pahintulot ng magulang... Masakit para sa isang magulang na mawalan ng anak,' says a mother of a now dead vaccinee in Muntinlupa
'If I was your lawyer, I’ll protect you right now. Because a few days later, you were off to Paris to talk to Sanofi,' Senator Richard Gordon tells ex-health chief Janette Garin on her self-appointment to the FDA
The inspection happens even as the Belo Medical Group says applications for the renewal of the registration of some of their products are pending with Food and Drug Administration
Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon
The Food and Drug Administration finds that Belo Medical Group is selling 11 skin care products without registration
The distrust of experts stems from the fact that in the case of Dengvaxia, the experts have so spectacularly failed the people on a matter of public trust
A physician-turned-legislator questions why the now-controversial vaccine got a go-signal in the Philippines in the first place
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III wants the FDA to be independent from the DOH, and the RITM to be free from the influence of pharmaceutical companies
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III leaves it up the DOJ, the NBI, and non-governmental groups to go after Aquino administration officials and Sanofi Pasteur
Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon
(UPDATED) Sanofi is punished for failing to comply with post-marketing authorization requirements for its controversial dengue vaccine
A lawmaker questions why the pharmaceutical company seemed 'certain all along' that it would get the contract from the Philippine government