normal_post - The Cheap Medicine Bill In The Philippines - Philippine Daily News Author Topic: The Cheap Medicine Bill In The Philippines  (Read 398 times)

Ligalig-Mike

  • FOUNDER
  • GURU
  • *****
  • avatar_1_1507939928 - The Cheap Medicine Bill In The Philippines - Philippine Daily News
  • Posts: 18912
  • medal1 - The Cheap Medicine Bill In The Philippines - Philippine Daily Newsmedal2 - The Cheap Medicine Bill In The Philippines - Philippine Daily News
  • Need A Website? Email me: info@mikeligalig.com
    • Share Post
xx - The Cheap Medicine Bill In The Philippines - Philippine Daily News
The Cheap Medicine Bill In The Philippines
« on: December 13, 2007, 08:44:05 AM »
By Sheila Crisostomo
Philippine Star

A non-government organization seeks the creation of a drug price regulatory board to ensure that medicine is within reach of the average Filipino.

The KilosBayan para sa Kalusugan (KBK) believes the Cheap Medicine Bill in Congress would not serve the interest of poor patients.

“The creation of a drug price regulatory board could be one crucial step in lowering the prices of medicine,” the group said.

“KBK is not very optimistic that the people will really have access to low-cost essential medicine through the much-boasted about Cheaper Medicine Bill.”

The KBK has been pushing for the lowering of drug prices, among other health-related advocacies.

It is hopeful that through a drug price regulatory board, the government will set a ceiling for the prices of medicine.

It sees a need for the Philippines to develop its own national drug industry, similar to what India and Pakistan did 10 years ago to become today’s leading source of medicine in the world.

“In the comprehensive and strategic sense, the Bill does not make any single mention about the need to develop our own national drug industry,” KBK said.

“Scientific research, development and manufacture of local essential drugs could not flourish given the present restrictions on trade and lack of government support.”

The KBK said the Cheap Medicine Bill has not addressed the fact that prices of medicine in the Philippines are very high and how they can be lowered.

“The KBK is disappointed that the Cheaper Medicine Bill did not tackle the problem,” it said. “The Bill is silent about the control of multinational corporations in the marketing, distribution and pricing of medicine.”

Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=7308.0
Romans 10:9
"That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved."

Get FREE 500GB cloud storage:
https://www.pcloud.com/welcome-to-pcloud/?discountcode=fDiE7jtC01VPbCIygaM67jZV



Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via twitter
 

Latest Topics

Mount Matutum, South Cotabato by MIKELIGALIG.com
[Today at 08:00:33 AM]


Phoebus Amusement Park by MIKELIGALIG.com
[Today at 07:37:37 AM]


Pork Meat Disguised as Chicken? by MIKELIGALIG.com
[Today at 07:30:53 AM]


The Unprecedented in The US's Impeachment Hearings by islander
[Today at 03:28:04 AM]


"Will you love me? Please?" by islander
[Today at 02:11:52 AM]


New Christmas Tradition by islander
[Today at 12:48:49 AM]


Lasting friendships start early by islander
[Today at 12:02:38 AM]


Pale horse, dark rider by hubag bohol
[Yesterday at 07:15:23 PM]


"Whither thou goest, I will go..." by hubag bohol
[Yesterday at 07:12:25 PM]


In good company by hubag bohol
[Yesterday at 07:10:21 PM]

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod | Sitemap
Mobile View
SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2019, SimplePortal