FDA vs. counterfeit medicines

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in-tensifies its campaign against counterfeit medicines by organising a forum attended by community stakeholders.

Officers of FDA-7 recently gathered representatives of different drug stores in the city and also concerned government agencies in a forum on countering counterfeit medicines held at Plaza Maria Luisa Suites Inn. “It doesn’t pose only threat or danger but more so it could kill. Iyon po ang most dangerous doon. Hindi po dapat natin hayaan na ma-cost ang publiko at hindi natin hayaan ang publiko na walang alam pagdating po sa counterfeit drugs (It doesn’t pose only threat or danger but more so it could kill. That’s the most dangerous part there. We should not allow the public to be unaware of counterfeit drugs),” Said Atty. Vanessa Gana Legasto of FDA’s Legal Services and Support Centre.

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