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Conflict between Garin and FEC emerges in Dengvaxia probe

Dec 14, 2017 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) The Formulary Executive Council – a panel of top Filipino experts that identifies which medicines and drugs the government may use and procure – never recommended mass use of the dengue vaccine

EX-HEALTH CHIEF. Former health secretary Janette Garin attends the Senate hearing on the government's use of the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine. Photo by Angie de Silva

P3.5B for dengue vaccination program 'too big' – economist

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Economist Hilton Lam once conducted an economic evaluation of Dengvaxia, which showed the vaccine is only cost-effective if sold at P654.25 each. The DOH bought the vaccine at P1,000 each.

WHO'S ACCOUNTABLE? Health advocates along with parents and their children who had the Dengvaxia vaccine rally in front of the Department of Health in Manila on December 8, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong

Mass use of dengue vaccine had no backing of DOH medical experts

Dec 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin denies she forced the implementation of the controversial dengue vaccination program even if others had opposed it

DENGUE VACCINE CONTROVERSY. Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin launches the dengue vaccination program in April 2016, contrary to the recommendation of the Formulary Executive Council

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

GREEN LIGHT. Health Secretary Enrique Ona says they are ready as advocates anticipate the full implementation of the Reproductive Health law. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WHO: No complaint filed over DOH vaccines purchase

Nov 21, 2014 - 2:48 PM

The World Health Organization in the Philippines says it does not comment on any government investigation

Ona ordered probe into vaccines procurement prior to leave

Nov 11, 2014 - 2:53 PM

An independent review committee created upon orders of Health Secretary Enrique Ona is expected to submit its report within the month


DOH vows to cooperate with NBI on vaccine probe

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:28 AM

The health department says it respects the rule of law and will not tolerate violations