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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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Cold, dry Catholics

August 01, 2015 03:34 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

IN HIS talk before the gathering of the Second Marriage Encounter Foundation of the Philippines in Cebu City last week, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas spoke about the number of Catholics who are dry, hurting, skeptics and those who left the Church to join other religions. Read more...

Daang matuwid

August 01, 2015 03:30 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

Eleven months from now, the era of “daang matuwid” will close. It is up to historians to make a comprehensive assessment of the period, its strength and weakness, deficiencies and achievements. Read more...

Forging character

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By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

ONE’S character defines that person and guides him in all the situations of his life. It gives a certain consistency to his thoughts, words and deeds, his choices and decisions, Read more...

Why our laws are not working in the fight against HIV/AIDS

August 01, 2015 03:14 AM

By: Bruce Villafuerte Rivera

MY obsession with the HIV situation in the Philippines is the reason why even if I will lose the interest of my readers, I will not stop talking about it until statistics will change. Read more...

Need to look for God for the right reason

August 01, 2015 03:08 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez

18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Gospel Reading: John 6,24-35

OUR Gospel reading this Sunday is a sequel to the miraculous multiplication of bread and fish performed by Jesus (cf. Jn 6:1-13).

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Justice Florenz Regalado

August 01, 2015 03:02 AM

By: Rene Saguisag

JUSTICE Florenz  Regalado, 87, is gone.

He set t he bar exam record of 96.7, followed by classmate and compadre Bobby de la Fuente,  with 95.95, in 1954.

Flor's record may stand until the desert sands grow cold. Read more...

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