Red flag warning raised for dengue fever in Cavite

The Cavite Province Provincial Health Office raised the red flag to warn the people about the increasing cases of dengue. The provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unit revealed that 252 new dengue cases and deaths were recorded in the last seven days in the province. The health offices were alerted and will act to lessen the number of dengue cases.


‘El Nino is a biggest threat to PH economy’ — NEDA

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has warned about the negative effect of El Nino being the biggest threat to the Philippine economy in the third quarter of this year. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said that the El Nino is a threat because it is expected to be as bad as the 1997-1998 El Nino when the agriculture dropped to a quarter. He added that the government is still hoping for a much improved performance by the economy in the third quarter compared with the first two quarters of this year but the El Nino phenomenon pose a downside risk to the economic growth. NEDA is now leading the government’s efforts against the effects of El Nino. They already started drafting the “Roadmap to Address the Impact of El Nino,” which includes interventions such as crop and/or work substitution programs.


‘Aquino’s new lead on Mamasapano is a cover-up’ — Marcos

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. described the “alternative version” of President Benigno Aquino III’s Mamasapano incident, as a “cover up”. According to Marcos, this version was only a cover up to mistakes done not by the policemen, but by the other people including the suspended Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima. Marcos added that Pnoy have also done mistakes resulting him to cover up for himself.


FDA warns the public on unregistered cancer drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised the healthcare professionals and the public to be safe in using unregistered cancer drugs to secure safety. Just like the Trastuzumab with its trade name CANMab 440 mg Lypophilised Powder for I.V. which can potentially put the consumer’s health in danger, selling of these drugs are not allowed in the country since it violates the FDA Act of 2009. Furthermore, FDA said that they are currently in operation to seize the unregistered products and penalize those who are caught selling them.


Thailand unveils latest auto medicine dispenser

Thailand’s first locally built automatic medicine dispenser gives way to a faster dispensing of medicines. The machine called B-Hive1 was completed under the collaboration of the Institute of Field Robotics at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. According to project manager for Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences Doctor Thichakorn Wongphiromsarn, the machine can dispense up to 150 prescriptions directly from doctors and dispense them consecutively. He added that it can also be connected to a checking and label-printing system and can also monitor the supply of the medicines.


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