Cheaper drugs may soon be easier to find in the Philippines

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

THE Department of Health (DOH) has required all pharmacies nationwide to upload information about the drugs they are selling on the DOH’s National Drug Policy (NDP) website.

“This is to give information for the Secretary of Health about all our drug prices. This can help him determine the maximum retail prices of the drugs,” said Dr. Angelita Salarda, chief of the health regulatory licensing enforcement of the Bureau of Food and Drugs (Bfad) 7.
This new move, said Salarda, is a requirement in the implementation of the Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008. Under this system, pharmacies will be asked to upload the names of drugs they are selling, the quantity, the source of the drugs and their prices.

7/14/09 Cebu Sunstar (click this link to read the newspaper article)


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