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
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.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
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.
Medical experts told a House panel hearing Tuesday that studies are still limited in proving that marijuana may be used as medicine.
By Maila Ager
Public hospitals that will charge indigent patients either for professional fee or medicines will soon be fined by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for violation of the so-called “no balance billing” system, its president said on Tuesday.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the recall of an antibiotic drug manufactured in India, citing findings that it poses “a safety risk and adverse health consequences.”
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
More than half of Filipinos said they had trouble buying medicines and paying for other basic expenses, a research group said Thursday.
Women aren’t very good at reading maps, and men are incapable of multi-tasking.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Even if he could hardly walk, 75-year-old Domingo Simon made sure he didn’t miss the barangay (village) elections on Monday.
By Michelle Joy L. Padayhag
Barely a few hours after they received their P2,000 cash assistance from City Hall, some senior citizens already spent it all for their needs like medicine. “Even if I’m not married, the money that I received was used for my medicine and part of it was given to my grandchildren,” said Florita Arcipe, a 64-year-old [...]
By DJ Yap
Exposed to all sorts of pain and illnesses, doctors typically grow desensitized to human suffering, often regarding patients as just another number on the bed.
By Christian V. Esguerra
A congressman has joined the call to regulate stem cell therapy administered in the country.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
At the age of 64, Antonio Villar Jr., chair of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), wanted to get rid of the aches and pains that come with aging.