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Ona in trouble over use of malaria-dengue drug

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines–Health Secretary Enrique Ona, who is on leave, is under scrutiny for authorizing the use of a supposed “breakthrough” drug for the treatment of malaria and dengue.   Documents obtained by the Inquirer showed acting Health Secretary Janette Garin has begun looking into “ActRx TriAct,” a two-day regimen described on the website of a […]

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Avoid stress by shopping, partying early — DOH

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Do your Christmas shopping early. Plan your parties and get-togethers way ahead of time. And make sure you get enough sleep amid all the holiday hustle and bustle.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ona still health chief, says Palace

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Enrique Ona: Still health secretary. INQUIRER file photo

Enrique Ona, who is on one-month leave, is still the health secretary, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators want to teach health chief a lesson: Wear protective gear

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Would she shake hands with acting Health Secretary Janette Garin when she appears in the Senate on Monday? “Good question,” Sen. Pia Cayetano said, chuckling.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senators uncertain how to face Garin

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Acting Health Sec. Janette Garin: Should she wear protective gear when she faces Senate? INQUIRER file photo.

MANILA, Philippines–Are the senators ready to take the risk of exposing themselves to acting Health Secretary Janette Garin when the Senate tackles on the floor next week the proposed budget of the Department of Health (DOH)?   Garin and Armed Forces chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. drew flak from various sectors, including health experts and some senators, when they visited the […]

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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