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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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At the government-run Botika ng Barangay BnBparacetamol costs just a fifth of that at only 50 centavos.

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 program aims to cover all 2, rural health units and other government centers to have Food and Drug Administration FDA -licensed BnB outlets that will provide quality outpatient pharmacy services by But this investigation shows that 16 of these drugs can be cheaply bought from 11 other wholesale drug distributors at 9 to 48 percent less.

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Generic drugs are procured locally and sold to DOH and other government units with some profit margin. Cortez acknowledged that the PPI prices may be higher than those of 11 drug suppliers interviewed for this report. Tan had studied the type of medications available at community drugstores in his book Health in the Hands of the People.

Around BnB outlets have closed since the program started in because of flawed management and bankruptcy. The Philippines did quite well in It has been borrowing money to finance procurement programs and is in fact in the red.

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Administrative Order requires DOH regional centers for health development CHD to conduct a centralized bidding twice a year to accredit competent suppliers who offer the best quality of drugs for BnB operators at the lowest possible price. Pakil is not an isolated case. Tagle urges Filipinos to live life of prayer, caring to achieve peace Philippines. Cortez said PPI imports only branded, not generic, medicines from India. Not enough drugs But even in communities with BnBs, residents cannot turn to these drugstores for help for serious illnesses such as malaria, influenza and tuberculosis, the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the country.


The BnB they came upon only had a single, bofika cabinet less than a meter high, containing very few medicines. The Botika ng Bayan program will provide access to free essential medicines for common diseases in the community targeting indigents and the harangay sectors of the population. 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.

The supplier said that around P, to P, capital is needed to start a small drugstore business like the BnB. The BNB medicines consist of antibiotics, topical ointments, anti-thrombotic, anti-inflammatory, vitamins, antacids and other essential drugs for asthma, hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia. Bbarangay plans to address at least the financing aspect by devoting Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Pagcor funds “exclusively” to medicines.

Barangqy bank said the government was wasting money in an outlet with an absorptive capacity of only P5, During her term in the s, Reodica looked for an alternative, setting up BnBs near district hospitals and placed them under the supervision botikx the district pharmacist.

Transactions such as these, he said, are prone to corruption and abuse. Domalanta and Municipal Health Officer Dr. Even then, BnB operators cannot influence price setting because they buy in limited quantities, defeating the purpose of pulling down the prices of drugs at a most affordable level. Meanwhile, community health worker Eleanor Jara could not forget a BnB outlet she saw in one of the poor provinces of Mindanao. Kung meron man If there arenot to the extent that huge government resources will be wasted,” barangaay said.

Lack of manpower Part of the management problems in the BnB program is the lack of manpower.

Select gender Male Female. Last of two parts One of the most common drugs sold over the counter is the headache and fever tablet paracetamol, which costs P2.

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We are not entertaining companies without CGMP current good manufacturing practice certification from the Bureau obtika Food and Drugs ,” he said. I’ve read the Rappler privacy statementsite use policycomment moderation policy. Unable to make a dent, health experts doubt whether the BnB program can pull down drug prices to half of levels, as it aims to by next year. As of Januarythere were 12, botikas, a long way from the in He first mentioned his plan to devote Pagcor funds to health programs during the presidential campaign season.


He said the BnB program, in the first place, is meant to engage the LGUs in the delivery of health care service. Barangy to Rappler, a social news network where stories inspire community engagement and digitally fuelled actions for social change. Claiming that the program is disjointed from the overall delivery of health care service, Bermejo said: The ratio has most likely worsened, as more pharmacists are being lured by better pay and working conditions abroad, said Bermejo.

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Sharapova campaign off to tough start in Shenzhen Other Sports. Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco is a grant recipient and fellow of media fellowship program by Brangay Media Foundation Inc. Please try again later. Despite the problems, Padilla is confident that the BnB program has attained its goal of reducing drug prices through aggressive competition. News Center Botkka Careers. But inthe government issued a moratorium on the project due to problems with financing and restocking of medicines.

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Medicines sold in BnB drugstores consist mostly of over-the-counter OTC drugs for minor illnesses such as diarrhea, dehydration, stomach ny, coughs and dizziness.

A doctor visits only thrice a week due to travel difficulties. Another problem is that BnB stores are inefficiently run enterprises that are no more than medical sari-sari stores, where procurements are irregular, unsystematic and even overpriced.

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The Botika ng Barangay previously sold low-priced generic home remedies, over-the-counter OTC medicines and two prescription antibiotics drugs i. The shortage of pharmacists has hindered the establishment of BnB outlets in hard-to-reach areas like those in Region 12, which is harangay of the Cotabato provinces, Cotabato City, General Santos City, Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat.

The final price that consumers pay for their purchases in BnB outlets includes the allowable 30 percent markup of BnB operators, markups from the PPI itself ranging from 20 to percent, and markups from local suppliers with whom the state company is doing business and manufacturers from bqrangay the distributors get their products.