DOH to drugstores: Give discount on diabetes, hypertension meds

MANILA — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday called on drugstores and pharmaceutical companies to sell diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension medications at a discounted price. This, after the Department of Finance announced that such medicines will be exempted from value-added tax starting Jan. 1, 2019. This in line with the implementation of Section …

Imperatives

EVERY day, as many as 32 people are diagnosed with HIV-AIDS and yet, not enough is being done to address the epidemic. Worse, a majority of these new infection affects those 25 to 39 years old, considered to be the most productive years. The Department of Health (DOH) said the Philippines had one of the …

DOH cautions parents on use of e-cigarettes, vapes among minors

DAVAO CITY (November 5) — The Department of Health (DOH) has cautioned parents and guardians against the use of e-cigarettes and vapes especially among minors. On its advisory,  the Health department stressed, “These devices are not toys and they contain concomitant health and safety hazards which may lure teenagers to pick up the habit of smoking.” …

Measles spike prompts massive vaccination drive in Sibugay

Zamboanga Sibugay (May 28 ) –The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) has been tasked to conduct a massive campaign to contain the rise of measles cases in this province. Gov. Wilter Palma issued the order on Monday after his office received the IPHO report indicating a high number of recorded dengue cases since January this …