Purchase medicines solely in FDA-accredited drugstores, says pharma group

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MANILA, Philippines — A pharmaceutical group on Saturday reminded the general public to solely purchase medicines in drugstores accredited by the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) following reviews that pretend paracetamol tablets are being offered to the general public.

In a press release despatched to INQUIRER.web, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Affiliation of the Philippines (PHAP) vp Jannette Jakosalem stated that their group is carefully monitoring the state of affairs on the bottom and that they’re working with authorities for stronger advocacy and enforcement in opposition to the sale of pretend medicines.

“It’s a menace to the lives and well being of individuals taking them. With this, you will need to get medicines from FDA-licensed drug shops solely,” Jakosalem stated.

The FDA has beforehand warned in opposition to pretend Biogesic tablets.

The genuine product and the counterfeit merchandise differ in pill shade, foil packaging sample, foil materials, and printed markings, in accordance with the FDA.

The difficulty of pretend medicines adopted the reported scarcity of medicines for fever and flu amid the continual uptick in COVID-19 instances within the nation.

In the meantime, Jakosalem appealed to the general public to not hoard medicines.

“We name on the individuals to purchase medicines sufficient for his or her household’s use solely and to not overstock, in consideration of others who may have them extra attributable to an sickness.

“Medicines even have an expiry date, they usually could also be wasted attributable to overstocking. If the individuals proceed to expertise a brief scarcity of their most well-liked paracetamol manufacturers, they might seek the advice of with their medical doctors or pharmacists for an applicable different,” she added.


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