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Mayor, NBI bust illegal Chinese pharmacy in Angeles City

May 28, 2020 - 11:21 PM

Angeles City officials confiscate medicines and medical products with labels in Chinese characters

SUSPECTS. The alleged owner and pharmacist of the illegal Chinese pharmacy. (Photo from Facebook page of Angeles City information office.)

WATCH: Alumni of UST Pharmacy Glee Club sing ‘Paraiso’ for coronavirus frontliners

Apr 15, 2020 - 6:33 PM

Members of the virtual choirantine say the song seems fitting as it highlights the simple things in life that we may have taken for granted

FOR FRONTLINERS. Several alumni of the UST Pharmacy Glee Club do a virtual choirantine to celebrate frontliners. Screenshot from Gabriel Cortez' video

Get birth control pills, pregnancy tests through this online pharmacy

Mar 23, 2020 - 8:48 PM

It's a safe and discreet way to buy birth control pills, erectile dysfunction medicine, condoms, and rapid pregnancy tests

DIMA. This newly-launched online shop allows users to purchase birth control pills, among other things, online. Screenshot from Dima's website

FDA to roll out mobile app digitizing logbooks in pharmacies

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The Electronic Logbook app is also designed to give real time updates to pharmacies when a medicine is recalled by the FDA

NEW TECHNOLOGY. A pharmacist takes a picture of a customer's prescription using the FDA Electronic Logbook. Screenshot from mClinica

NBI hunts down suppliers of fake medicines in Cebu

Jul 10, 2015 - 12:41 PM

The NBI says that of the 23 pharmacies that were subject to a test buy operation around Metro Cebu 5 sold fake medicines

FAKES. NBI-7 assistant director Augusto Isidoro shows reporters sealed boxes full of fake medicines that were confiscated during test buy operations around Metro Cebu. Photo by Dale Israel/Rappler

Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm increases presence in PH

Feb 07, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Dairy Farm Company Limited opens an IT delivery center and raises its stake in high end Rustan’s and Cebu based Rose Pharmacy – all in a bid to expand

REPLICATING SUCCESS. Expanding Rose Pharmacy is Dairy Farm’s idea to compete with local behemoth, Mercury Drug, and make it like the Mannings drugstore chain of Hong Kong.

List of passers: January 2015 Pharmacist board exam

Jan 21, 2015 - 7:37 PM

University of the Immaculate Concepcion alumnus is topnotcher

US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales

Sep 04, 2014 - 10:23 AM

The leading US drug chain is changing its name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health to reflect its broader health care commitment

UP Sandigan presents: EPIC F.A.I.L. – Filipino Altruism In Leadership

Aug 21, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Join UP Sandigan s second annual leadership summit on Monday August 25

PRC releases Pharmacist Licensure Exam results

Jun 26, 2014 - 9:55 PM

Did you or a loved one recently take the test for a Pharmacist license? Find out who passed

Robinsons Retail acquires drugstore chain in Batangas

Jun 03, 2014 - 11:48 AM

The purchase is the third acquisition of Robinsons Retail in 2014 further expanding its footprint in the drugstore industry through strategic mergers and acquisitions

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

PAINKILLER? Andrew Kolodny, president of the group Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, says the approval of a drug that is going to make a serious problem 'worse' is 'shocking.' Image from

US drugstore giant CVS to stop selling cigarettes

Feb 05, 2014 - 11:01 PM

The decision will likely cause the company to lose around 2 billion in revenues from cigarette sales

List of passers for January 2014 Pharmacist Licensure Exams

Jan 16, 2014 - 6:01 PM

937 out of 1 759 passed the Pharmacist Licensure Examination in Manila Baguio Cebu Davao and Iloilo for January 2014

UP Manila grad tops June 2013 Pharmacist Licensure Exam

Jul 02, 2013 - 2:00 PM

1 385 out of 2 349 examinees passed the June 2013 Pharmacist Licensure Examination

UPS to pay $40-M for illegal pharma shipments

Mar 30, 2013 - 7:57 AM

US Department of Justice probe reveals UPS delivered drugs on behalf of illegal online pharmacies

Better to illuminate than to shine: A valedictory address

Mar 28, 2013 - 7:06 PM

St Thomas Aquinas with his silent demeanor was a living example of humility and beneficence


Successful Examinees: Pharmacy Licensure Exams July 2012

Jul 12, 2012 - 3:52 PM

Professional Regulation Commission PRC announced that 1 117 out of 1 770 examinees passed the July 2012 Pharmacist Licensure Examination