EcoWaste warns public against false ads of ‘virus blockers’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An environmental health group has cautioned consumers against misleading and false advertisements of virus blocking products rampantly sold in online shopping platforms amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). EcoWaste, in an…

DOH warns vs use of anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin for COVID-19

Darryl John Esguerra 08/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, warned against the use of anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin to treat COVID-19, noting that the drug has yet to get approval as a treatment for…

DOH-7 advises public to consult experts first before taking Chinese med

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has advised individuals planning to take a Chinese capsule recently greenlighted by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to consult with experts first. “On the…

FDA assures no shortcuts in approval of COVID-19 vaccine

Daphne Galvez 08/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will not approve a COVID-19 vaccine unless it has completed all the required  local procedures to ensure its safety and efficacy. FDA Director General Eric Domingo made the…

Medical groups ‘not confident’ with Russian vaccine yet

Jovic Yee 08/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The local medical community urged the government on Wednesday to exercise caution toward Russia’s vaccine for the new coronavirus as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed local use of a traditional Chinese medicine…

No cure yet for COVID-19, FDA stresses

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 04/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There is still no locally developed cure for the new coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Saturday, warning the public against such claims that had been gaining traction…

FDA warns against use of unproven drugs, vaccines for treatment of COVID-19

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned the public against using drugs or vaccines with unproven claims to be safe and effective as treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The FDA issued the warning…

FDA cautions public against using homemade hand sanitizers, disinfectants

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/05/2020

CEBU CITY—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cautioned the public from using homemade hand sanitizers and disinfectants. In a press release posted on its website, the FDA expressed concern over several reports from consumers and stakeholders…

‘Sell clean, safe meat products’

Dominic D. Yasay 11/27/2016

National Meat Inspection Service to closely monitor meat vendors Meat dealers and vendors are advised to ensure selling clean and safe meat products this Christmas season. Dr. Alvin Leal, National Meat Inspection Service in Central Visayas (NMIS-7)…

Trader charged for milk imports without permit

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/27/2015

A businesswoman from San Fernando town, south Cebu is facing trial for importing P15 million worth of milk products from Malaysia to Cebu City without securing the necessary permit from the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). The…

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