Botika Ng Barangay – Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. The Botika ng Barangay previously sold low-priced generic home remedies, over -the-counter(OTC) medicines and two prescription antibiotics. The President says he wants P35 billion in Pagcor funds to be devoted ‘ exclusively’ to medicines for Filipinos.

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He clarified, however, that local government units, and not the DOH regional offices, are designated to hold public bidding for stock re-orders.

Last of two parts One of the most common drugs sold over the counter is the headache and fever tablet paracetamol, which costs P2. Transparency Freedom of Information. He first mentioned his plan to devote Pagcor funds to health programs during the presidential campaign season.

The COA castigated the DOH regional offices for failing to establish a revolving fund for stock replenishment authorized under the general appropriations law. Villagers travel to neighboring Kolambugan town for hospitalization and other health services, as the health center is in need of repair.

Caraga operators disclosed that they were buying Alaxan and Ambroxol, among others, because these were demanded by patients who suffer from bronchitis, the leading disease in the region. Follow us on Instagram bmsocialmedia.

During her term in the s, Reodica looked for an alternative, setting up BnBs near district hospitals and placed them under the supervision of the district pharmacist. These stories made other people Check them out! When capital is finally revolving, operators rely heavily on private suppliers for re-orders as long as the outlet exists. The DOH price list showed that the price of a milligram paracetamol tablet was 39 centavos.

Botika ng Barangay drug prices can still be lower (Part 2)

The Pharmacy Law, meanwhile, requires that a drugstore should have at least one pharmacist. An unknonw error has occurred. Indeed, former health secretaries and experts believe that reduction in prices is in sight. The program aims to cover all 2, rural health units and other barangau centers to have Food and Drug Administration FDA -licensed BnB outlets that will provide quality outpatient pharmacy services by These stories made other people.


A check with the Medclik drug price reference in India, however, reveals that prices of nine of the barangzy drugs available for comparison can be bought 30 to percent cheaper than the DOH-procured drugs.

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The government is in fact buying drugs at prices two times higher than the international price index set by the World Health Organization as suppliers, middlemen and government agencies make layers of profit on these procurements. The Botika ng Bayan program will provide access to free essential medicines for common diseases in the botiika targeting indigents and the marginalized sectors of the population. At the time, no one was manning the drugstore. Ronaldo ‘not obsessed’ by individual trophies Football.

The ratio has most likely worsened, as more pharmacists are being lured by better pay and working conditions abroad, said Bermejo.

The bank said the government was wasting money in an outlet with an absorptive capacity of only P5, Patient education and counseling will also be provided by licensed pharmacists and trained pharmacy assistants to be hired by the DOH and some LGUs with existing human resources.

Cortez said the DOH sets the price range when it prepares its bidding plan for the drugs it procures. I hope it will be utilized properly,” he added. As of Januarythere were 12, botikas, a long way from the in PPI is a self-sustaining state company surviving on sales and not on government subsidies, said Joe Cortez, its vice president for sales and marketing.

Not all badangay are with CGMP. One example is the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao which, aside from having the least number of hospitals and barangay health centers, botka the smallest number of BnB outlets, numbering 78 barangaay of last January. Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco is a grant recipient and fellow of media fellowship program by Probe Media Foundation Inc.


The Philippines did quite well in The program aims to improve access to medicines and promote the use of generic drugs as cheaper alternatives to expensive branded medicines.

You have successfully updated your account. In all, the markups jack up the original price of generic drugs by a low as 50 percent to as high as percent.

Reodica attributes the wastage of government resources to the weak logistics of the DOH regional units and the poor inventory and management of BnB operators. Select gender Male Female.

The BnB list also left out 15 out of the top 40 poorest towns in the country. Cotrimoxazole and amoxicillin, two main antibiotics needed in the town, were usually unavailable at the 11 outlets studied. Medicines sold in BnB drugstores consist mostly of over-the-counter OTC drugs for minor illnesses such as diarrhea, dehydration, stomach acidity, coughs and dizziness. Please try again later. A regional BnB coordinator, who requested anonymity, disclosed that some operators who procure their own stock sell some prescription drugs strictly prohibited by the DOH.

Botika ng Barangay not in poorest places (Part 1)

All the earnings of Pagcor which are about P30 to P35 billion will abrangay used exclusively for medicines for all Filipinos. But inthe government issued a moratorium on the project due to problems with financing and restocking of medicines. When the program started inonly two prescription drugs for bacterial infections were dispensed—cotrimaxole and amoxicillin.