1 week Senate sets to probe proliferation of fake medicine MB
By Vanne Terrazola Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto is seeking a legislative inquiry on the spread of fake medicines and drugs in the Philippines. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Recto on Monday said he has filed a resolution on the presence and prevalence of counterfeit after a United Nations agency reported that the Philippines has the “highest incidence” of fake medicines in Southeast Asia. The Senate leader said the country “being depicted as a hotspot for knockoff drugs” in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2019 report on Transnational Organized Crime in Southeast ... more