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e-EDPMS to enhance monitoring of essential drugs

By: TWVillavert

MONITORING of essential drugs and their corresponding prices will be easier as soon as the Department of Health (DOH) through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implements the e-Essential Drug Price Monitoring System or e-EDPMS

Delia Tarrosa, head of the Licensing and Regulatory Enforcement Division of FDA-6, said they are waiting for the DOH advisory for the nationwide implementation of the e-EDPMS.

Tarrosa said e-EDPMS is a computer-based solution developed to process, store and report vital information on essential drug prices and inventories nationwide.

She said 75% of the more than 2,000 drug outlets in Western Visayas have been oriented or trained on e-EDPMS.

“This system is also a big help for our food and drug inspectors to monitor drug outlets, and to make sure that essential drugs are available and accessible especially for those who most needed.”

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Malones has the last laugh

November 28,2014 12:48 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – George S. Patton

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Which one?

November 28,2014 12:46 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

I WAS out of the province for two days. The trip was very enlightening, talking to people who are not our usual contacts and whose political affiliation is unknown to me. After discussing several topics one question propped up: Which one will President Aquino endorse to the Liberal Party to be the standard bearer to succeed him? Read more...

'Naming and shaming is what we do': Speaking truth to power is an Asian value

November 28,2014 12:42 AM

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By: Sheila Coronel

(Adapted from keynote address at Uncovering Asia: The First Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, November 24, 20014, Manila)

IN TERMS of topics, Asia is a muckraker’s paradise. The range of stories is infinite. Let me list some themes of contemporary investigative reporting in Asia:

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Have a good sense of the liturgical year

November 28,2014 12:50 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE have just ended a liturgical year with the celebration of the Solemnity of the Christ the King. We are now beginning a new one with the season of Advent, the proximate preparation for the birth of Christ. Read more...

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