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6 solons back medical marijuana bill


A bill at the House of Representatives seeking to legalize medical marijuana use has gained the support of six lawmakers.

Posted: June 18th, 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 »

Did you know: Manuel A. Zamora and the ‘tiki-tiki’ formula

Born on March 29, 1870, in Sta. Cruz, Manila, notable pharmacist Manuel A. Zamora was known for his discovery of the “tiki-tiki” formula against beri-beri in 1909. He was also one of the founders of the Philippine Pharmaceutical Association in 1920. Zamora died on July 9, 1929. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Stem cell ‘politics’ behind forgery charges–PMA president

Leo Olarte, M.D., PMA president. PHOTO from www.philippinemedicalassociation.org

Politics over stem cell treatment may be behind the move to slap an ethics case against him for allegedly falsifying signatures, the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president said.

Posted: March 17th, 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 »