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Stem cell guidelines inadequate, docs say

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Human embryonic stem cells can become any cell in the body. AFP FILE PHOTO

The new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines regulating stem cell therapy in the Philippines are “sorely inadequate and grossly misleading,” according to a group of doctors.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Cigarette prices in PH still among lowest despite sin tax, says report

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A vendor sells cigarettes at a supermarket in Quezon City. AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite the passage of the sin tax law, the prices of cigarettes in the Philippines remain among the lowest in Southeast Asia, an antismoking group said yesterday.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Court cuts interest on Piatco award to just 6%

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Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO / INQUIRER.net

The Court of Appeals has amended its ruling ordering the government to pay the Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc. (Piatco) $371.4 million as “just compensation” for the expropriation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

1/3 of Filipinos may have TB–expert

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One-third of Filipinos—or around 30 million people— could have tuberculosis without their knowing it, an American expert on the infectious disease said Thursday.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

PhilHealth firm on claim: 81% of Filipinos covered

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PhilHealth president Alexander Padilla. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.opapp.gov.ph

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. on Thursday stood by its claim that 81 percent of Filipinos are now covered by the government’s universal health program.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH bans 15 food products from Taiwan

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The Food and Drug Administration has alerted the public against skin whitening cosmetic products found to contain dangerous levels of mercury.

The Philippines has banned 15 food products from Taiwan which were found to be contaminated with maleic acid. In an advisory dated June 6, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Director General Kenneth Hartigan-Go said the FDA banned the 15 food products because they were also not registered with the government.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Smuggled sugar confiscated

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized P5 million worth of illegally imported sugar at the Manila International Container Port (MICP), Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said Friday.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOH issues stem cell guidelines

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Human embryonic stem cells can become any cell in the body. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health on Wednesday released the implementing rules and regulations that will cover stem cell and cell-based therapy to prevent abuses and dubious practices.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Importers seek release of ‘hot’ cars in Port Irene

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Used-car importers in Cagayan Valley have asked Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon to allow the release of more than 200 second-hand cars and vans that arrived in Port Irene, Cagayan, on Monday, allegedly in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling upholding a 2001 executive order banning the importation of used vehicles into the country.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

People warned against ‘voodoo’ cancer cures

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Cancer experts and the government on Wednesday warned the public against herbal supplements that are advertised as cures for cancer, saying these were “voodoo medicine.”

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Tobacco firm’s investment worries health advocates

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Health advocates on Friday expressed concern over the decision of British American Tobacco (BAT) to invest $200 million in the Philippines.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Ban on 6 S. Korea noodle brands stays pending tests—DOH

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The importation ban on six South Korean noodle products will remain in place until government tests show that they are safe for public consumption, Department of Health (DOH) officials said Wednesday.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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