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FDA to allow vaccination in drug stores soon

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In an advisory on Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it has partnered with the Philippine Pharmacists Association in its plan to train and authorize FDA-licensed community pharmacists in drug outlets registered with the agency to administer adult vaccines and other immuno-products.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH, Philhealth to let poor patients avail of free cataract surgery


The Department of Health (DOH) said it has been working out a package with the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) to ensure indigent patients could avail of cataract surgery for free in a bid to curb the prevalence of visual impairment and blindness among Filipinos.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino leads launch of measles-polio mass immunization

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In a bid to stem measles outbreak in various parts of the country, President Benigno Aquino III on Monday led the launch of the Department of Health’s mass immunization campaign.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Kids to receive measles, polio, rubella shots


President Benigno Aquino III will lead on Monday the launch of a nationwide immunization campaign which seeks to prevent the outbreak of measles, rubella and polio among Filipino children.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

DOH sets deworming drive


The Department of Health (DOH) is conducting a massive deworming campaign in Metro Manila in September following findings that intestinal worms continue to be a problem among children, mostly those living in poor, unsanitary environs.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »