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Duque says FDA must probe into token prescriptions at ivermectin pantry

The prescriptions, written on sheets of paper, did not contain the doctors' names, license numbers and professional tax receipt numbers......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 30th, 2021

At ‘ivermectin pantry,’ prescriptions lack doctor info and beneficiaries sign waivers

Prescriptions for the antiparasitic drug ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 lacked doctors’ information and beneficiaries were made to sign waivers at the so-called “pantry” that two lawmakers launched Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

Doctors in ivermectin pantry may face suspension, loss of license — PMA

"If they think they're above the law, they're not," the Philippine Medical Association said on doctors who prescribed the ivermectin......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

DOH: Regulators looking into ivermectin distribution

The DOH forwarded reports of invalid prescriptions to the Professional Regulations Commission, Vergeire said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Who will be liable for lapses in ivermectin pantry?

Who will be liable for lapses in ivermectin pantry?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Lawmaker says to take fall for ‘ivermectin pantry’ flubs

One of the lawmakers behind the distribution of the unregistered antiparasitic drug ivermectin to some 200 Quezon City residents said he and his fellow lawmaker would take the blame for any missteps that may have happened at their so-called “pantry.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

DOH, FDA looking into ivermectin pantry lapses

DOH, FDA looking into ivermectin pantry lapses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Año orders probe into ‘Locsin’s pantry’

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año on Sunday said that he has already ordered Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Debold Sinas to investigate the incident involving the community pantry put up by actress Angel Locsin where a male senior collapsed while lining up for food and eventually died. In an interview over DZBB, […] The post Año orders probe into ‘Locsin’s pantry’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

House probe into red-tagging of community pantry organizers, volunteers pushed

The Makabayan bloc is pushing for the House of Representatives to investigate the alleged harassment, profiling and red-tagging of community pantry organizers and volunteers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

Belmonte orders probe of Quezon City pantry red-tagging

Following incidents of profiling and red-tagging, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte yesterday assured Maginhawa community pantry organizer Ana Patricia Non that the city government is fully supporting the initiative......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

An obvious bias

Ever since reports of ivermectin as having potential prevention and treatment properties for COVID-19 began surfacing, both the Department of Health and the Food and Drug Administration headed by Francisco Duque and Eric Domingo, respectively, have been consistent in blocking the potential pandemic game changer while promoting more expensive drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

Duterte affirms confidence in Duque, Villar

Two Cabinet members have earned praises anew from President Duterte for their integrity and competence. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (ARMAN BAYLON / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) In a meeting on the government’s typhoon response Monday, the President has voiced his confidence in Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, saying he cannot find a reason to suspend him.The President also described Public Highways Secretary Mark Villar as “an honest man,” adding that he needs his expertise in the Cabinet.Both Duque and Villar were present in the meeting with the President, other Cabinet members and government officials at the Malago clubhouse in Malacañang Park to discuss disaster response and relief efforts Monday.The President first commended Duque after the latter delivered his report on the Department of Health’s efforts to address the needs of the communities hit by typhoon Rolly.“Thank you, Secretary Duque. It was a good report. Ang nahalata ko dito sa panahon mo is the surveillance and the vigilance in keeping track of possible outbreaks, I like that, and you have been doing it,” Duterte said.“That’s why I cannot find any plausible or even a meager argument for your — for your suspension. Wala akong nakitang ano — ang trabaho mo maganda (I cannot see… your work is good). The surveillance that you are doing and the vigilance sa public health is amply protected,” he said.Some lawmakers earlier called for the removal and prosecution of Duque over the alleged irregularities in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). The President, however, has rejected calls for Duque’s dismissal, saying he has not stolen public funds.In the same meeting, the President said he has no question about the integrity of Villar.“Not only that he is honest, he has money. Siya ang — may pera siya (He has money) and I do not question his integrity or loyalty,” Duterte said about the DPWH secretary.“If not, bakit nandito pa nga siya sa Cabinet? Meaning to say that kailangan ko siya (If not, why is he still in the Cabinet? Meaning to say, I need him). I need his expertise, his talent,” he said.The President earlier directed the Department of Justice to conduct allegations of corruption in the entire government and prosecute those involved. Frustrated with the rampant corruption in the bureaucracy, Duterte told the DOJ to expand its corruption probe on PhilHealth to cover the Department of Public Works and Highways and other state agencies.Duterte, in his remarks Monday, lamented that corruption in government has persisted regardless of the sitting administration. He noted that long before his Cabinet members were appointed, corruption has already been prevalent in some agencies.He warned anew that those implicated in corruption in PhilHealth and other government offices would be held liable. He noted that several PhilHealth officials have already been placed on preventive suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman pending a probe.“They are being investigated and if there’s enough evidence, they will be prosecuted in court. And eventually they will land in jail. And that could be a problem not only for the family and everybody,” he said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Lawmakers laugh off new Duque position

Facing criticisms at home for his poor handling of the new coronavirus spread and facing a probe that is looking at his role on the corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhlHealth), Health Secretary Francisco Duque was recently elected chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific region. The validation of Duque came […] The post Lawmakers laugh off new Duque position appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Senate, House slam PhilHealth probe report

Lawmakers including those from the administration slammed yesterday the findings of a special task force that investigated alleged anomalies in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp., particularly the non-inclusion of Health Secretary and PhilHealth chairman Francisco Duque III in the list of those recommended for criminal charges......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

PhilHealth probe report: Morales faces raps, Duque spared

The multi-agency task force that investigated alleged anomalies in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. has recommended the filing of multiple criminal and administrative charges against resigned PhilHealth president and CEO Ricardo Morales and several senior officials of the agency, mostly members of the executive committee......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Palace: Duterte to respect findings of PhilHealth probe panel

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks about Health Secretary Francisco Duque III won't affect the findings of the task force......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Should Duque stay or should he go?

While President Rodrigo Duterte is awaiting probe results on the alleged corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), he does not see the need for Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to resign. In his public address Monday night, the President expressed his full support to Duque and even joked about taking a vacation in […] The post Should Duque stay or should he go? appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

After Senate recommends charges vs PhilHealth execs, Duque calls probe findings baseless

"The Senate made baseless findings on mere allegations. I am for zero tolerance on fraud and corruption," Duque told the House of Representatives, which is conducting its own investigation into PhilHealth......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2020

Vergeire: Duque to support calls for PhilHealth execs to go on leave

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Wednesday Health Secretary Francisco Duque III would heed the call for Philippine Health Insurance Corp.’s executives to go on leave following the probe into the alleged corruption within the agency......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

Duque called to PhilHealth probe hearings

Senate Minority Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, who chairs the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), should appear before the Senate investigation on allegations of widespread corruption in the state-owned health insurance agency......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

PhilHealth employees call for health insurance expert as caretaker as execs face probe

"PhilHealth-WHITE cannot be subservient to executives whose integrity is in question. The Chairperson of the PhilHealth Board, Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque is no exception and should take a back seat being the subject of several investigations," it added. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020