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Doctors urged to report adverse reactions to drugs, medical devices

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Don’t fear litigation, report adverse reactions to medications and other medical devices, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has urged doctors and paramedical practitioners.

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

Agusan del Sur to expand scholarships for medicine students


Provincial officials are sending more scholars to take up medicine courses at the start of classes next month to address the shortage of government physicians treating poor patients at local government hospitals.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

SC junks civil liability of ex-NKTI hospital chief in organ transplant case

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has acquitted of any civil liability the former head of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) who was sued by the mother of an accident victim for ordering her son’s internal organs harvested and transplanted without permission.   The high court’s Third Division, in a decision dated April […]

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PMA head, 4 other doctors probed by PRC over alleged fraud, forgery


The president of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and his four predecessors have been slapped with ethics cases before the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for alleged fraud in the registration of the Philippine Society for Stem Cell Medicine (PSSCM) in the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Doctors tell Henares: Clean up BIR first

Philippine Medical Association president Dr. Leo Olarte tells BIR chief Kim Henares (inset) to clean up their ranks first.

Clean up your ranks first. This was the challenge of Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president Dr. Leo Olarte to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), after the agency published a new print ad repeating the previous message that doctors are tax cheats.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »