Despite SC TRO on gov’t distribution of Implanon Hontiveros, women’s groups distribute contraceptive implants to communities

PhilHealth Director Risa Hontiveros together with Akbayan Women and the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) today distributed contraceptives such as Implanon, birth control pills, injectibles and condoms to women of Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City as part of...

FDA cautions public vs. recalled batches of 2 anti-infection medications

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – Philippine health authorities cautioned the public against buying or consuming specific batches of two anti-infection medication products, which it said are being recalled. In Advisory No. 2015-039, the FDA warned against a batch of a specific batch of...

Watchdog urges authorities to ban toxic lead in kitchen utensils

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A toxics watchdog has requested the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to look into the need of banning the use of lead in kitchen utensils in line with the country’s effort to strengthen the food safety regulatory system....

DOH: No toxic substance found in milk tea sample

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday that it did not find any toxic substance in the milk tea that killed two persons in Manila last Thursday, according to the preliminary findings of the tests it conducted. “Preliminary results were negative for...

Anti-wrinkle injectible gets FDA approval for treating acne scars

(Relaxnews) – Thought to be the first filler to gain approval for acne scar treatment, Bellafill has gained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to parent company Suneva Medical who made the announcement on Tuesday. Clinical trials proved it to be...

Sotto questions P1-billion DOH budget for family planning items

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Health’s (DOH) P1-billion proposed budget for family planning supplies is hanging in the balance after Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III questioned the lack of certification from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during Monday’s budget...

Implants could make reading glasses a thing of the past

(Relaxnews) – A thin, circular eye implant could remedy near-sightedness, otherwise known as presbyopia, according to research presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The device has everyone talking because it corrected presbyopia...

Sweeteners boost diabetes risk: study

(PARIS–AFP) – Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement. Also called non-calorific artificial sweeteners, or NAS, the additives...

Scientists working on at-home caffeine detection test

(Relaxnews) – Aside from that morning cup of coffee, the average person consumes more caffeine on a daily basis than he or she realizes, as the common additive can be hiding in unexpected places, even in jelly beans. Now a research team may have laid the groundwork for a...

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL URGES FILIPINO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, PHILIPPINE FOOD IMPORTERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY ACT

Los Angeles, 28 August 2013 – Philippine Consul General Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega welcomes the invitation extended by the Port of Los Angeles to hold a roundtable discussion on the proposed rules by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Foreign Supplier Verification...
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