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Philippines President Vows Signing Cheaper Medicines Bill

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The Philippines president has promised to sign the legislature's Cheap Medicines Bill as soon as it reaches her desk. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo earlier had arranged a compromise to end a stalemate that had kept the legislature from passing the measure. The Philippines Department of Health had pushed for a provision that would require physicians to limit prescription-writing to generics only. Arroyo suggested the provision be kept out of the bill and suggested the department not fight the exclusion. (Click here for more



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