Faberco, RiteMed bring Merck’s anti-COVID oral drug to PHL 

MOLNUPIRAVIR, an oral antiviral drug clinically proven to reduce by half the risk of hospitalization or death from known variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]), may be available in the country by next month. The pill can be accessed initially through hospitals and other healthcare facilities.  Faberco Life Sciences, Inc. (Faberco), appointed […]

Lim: The game changer

The antiviral, Remdesivir, is the only drug to date that the United States Food & Drug Administration has approved for the treatment of Covid-19. But three monoclonal antibody treatments have been issued emergency use authorization. Antivirals work not to kill but to limit production of the virus so that duration of the illness is shortened […]

DoJ sees criminal liability of police in drug war cases  

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra said 154 policemen involved in the 52 drug war cases turned over by the national police in June to the Justice department will possibly face criminal charges and not just administrative liability.   “The DoJ (Department of Justice) noted that based on the facts gathered by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Internal Affairs Service, […]

Bakilid to receive P500K after being declared ‘drug cleared’

AFTER being declared as the first drug-cleared barangay in Mandaue City, Barangay Bakilid will receive half a million pesos in cash incentives from the City Anti-Drug Abuse Committee (Cadac) next year. On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Central Visayas declared Barangay […]

Philippines approves emergency use of Moderna shot for adolescents

The country’s drug regulator has approved the emergency use for adolescents of the vaccine made by Moderna, Inc. The decision was made two weeks after the American drugmaker applied for an amendment of its previous vaccine application. The agency’s regulatory experts and the government’s panel of vaccine experts have allowed the two-dose Moderna vaccine to be used […]

More than 1,000 families of drug war victims back ICC probe  

A TOTAL of 204 representations for about 1,050 families of those killed in the Duterte administration’s anti-illegal drug operations were submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to the Registry Report posted online on Monday.   The report showed that of the total representations, which cover 1,530 individual victims, 94% or 192 want the international court to investigate President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s war on drugs […]

TOT BIOPHARM 2021 Interim Revenue Surges 78% to RMB23.13 million

HONG KONG, Aug 13, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – TOT BIOPHARM International Company Limited (“TOT BIOPHARM” or the “Group”; stock code: 1875.HK), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative oncology drugs and therapies, announced today its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2021. KEY MILESTONES IN 2021 […]

Editorial: Community drug rehab

SOME of our cities in Cebu are graduating by the hundreds drug dependents under their community-based drug rehabilitation program (CBDRP). By graduates, we mean individuals who have weaned themselves off illegal drugs for at least six months, while being placed under sporadic surprise drug tests within the required period. These individuals were either in the […]

De Lima to seek reelection 

OPPOSITION Senator Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday confirmed that she would seek reelection in next year’s polls, saying that what she called the political persecution she experienced under President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration only strengthened her resolve to fight for her advocacies.   In a letter addressed to Mr. Duterte ahead of his sixth and final State of the […]