Cebu City Council questions clinical trial of COVID-19 vax

Dyrecka Letigio 10/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has expressed concerns over a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial conducted by a Chinese pharmaceutical company on residents in coastal barangays. This after residents from Barangays Labangon, Basak San Nicolas,…

FDA grants emergency use authorization for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 01/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer. “After a thorough review of the currently available data by medical and regulatory experts, the…

No forcing of Sinovac vaccine for Cebu City residents

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents will not be forced to be inoculated with the China-made Sinovac vaccine. This was the assurance of Mayor Edgardo Labella who said that although vaccines will be allotted for the…

Consumers threaten FDA with graft charges over e-cigs and heated tobacco rules

Inquirer.net 10/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) continues to face backlash from stakeholders who are now threatening to file graft charges before the Ombudsman following the regulatory agency’s admission of receiving funds from foreign vested…

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