A little known pharmaceutical company in Florida has found itself in the eye of a storm following disclosures it raised the price of an old drug used to fight brain tumors by 1,400 percent, from $50 a pill to more than $700.
After 4 years of struggle for the legalization of Medical Cannabis in the country, the Philippine Cannabis Compassion Society (PCCS) has found a strong ally. The statement of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring that Medical Cannabis is found to be beneficial to patients with Cancer, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease is a welcome development.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday reiterated her call for a better budget for cancer medicines and treatment.
In response to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) reclassification of hypertension guidelines, Omron Healthcare reminds Americans of the importance of monitoring your blood pressure regularly, knowing your numbers and taking action to control high blood pressure.
Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead?
HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated and expressed its support for Francisco Duque III, who has just been appointed Health Secretary by President Rodrigo Duterte.
To mark World Kidney Day on 9th March 2017, Fresenius Medical Care launched a brand new Asia-Pacific-wide Corporate Social Responsibility initiative through a series of public awareness events reaching 6600 children, parents and carers — as well as media, key renal health partners and government.
South Beach Diet announced that Jessie James Decker is their brand ambassador. The singer-songwriter, TV personality and mom-of-two will appear in a 360-degree marketing campaign including television, online, digital and social media.
“The tobacco tax is primarily a health measure. Increasing the tobacco tax is recognized by the World Health Organization as one of the most effective ways of preventing the youth from starting to smoke. However, tobacco tax in the Philippines remains to be one of the lowest in the world. It should be increased significantly in order for it to have the most substantial impact on the health of our youth” the groups stated.