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Philippine House-Senate Panel Agrees On Letting Doctors Prescribe Brands

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

A committee of the two houses of the Philippine Congress agreed to allow physicians to prescribe all types of drugs, not just generic versions as originally proposed. The leading Senate and House members on the committee said the agreement clears the way for early passage of the "Quality Affordable Medicines" bill. The panel also agreed on a provision to have authorities collect prescriptions presented to pharmacies to ensure compliance with the law. The panel did not resolve a disagreement on proposed amendments to the Generics Law and another for regulating prices. (Click here for more

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