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DTI, DOH set buy cap for paracetamol and different medicines

Commerce Secretary Ramon Lopez. FILE PHOTO / MALACAÑANG

MANILA, Philippines — The Division of Commerce and Trade (DTI) and the Division of Well being (DOH) have set a purchase order restrict for paracetamol and different medication amid experiences of scarcity of medicines together with the rise of COVID-19 instances.

Malacañang on Tuesday introduced that the 2 businesses have issued a joint memorandum setting a purchase order restrict for paracetamol, carbocisteine, and different medication.

Beneath the memorandum, paracetamol tablets could also be purchased at a most of 20 tablets per particular person and 60 per family, primarily based on the presentation of appearing presidential spokesman Karlo Nograles in a briefing.

Paracetamol suspensions or syrups, in the meantime, could be purchased at a most of 5 bottles per particular person and 10 per household,

The memorandum additionally bars the web sale of the mentioned medicines until in any other case permitted by the Meals and Drug Administration, Nograles mentioned.

The DTI earlier mentioned it eyes to set a purchase order restrict to keep away from panic-buying and hoarding amid the surge of COVID-19 infections within the nation.

Pharmaceutical corporations have admitted experiencing a decent provide of branded paracetamol and urged to faucet alternate options equivalent to generic manufacturers.

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez earlier confirmed that Biogesic and Decolgen—two well-liked manufacturers made by native pharmaceutical firm Unilab—have quickly run out of inventory in some areas due to a difficulty within the supply.


No paracetamol scarcity, however buy restrict eyed – DOH, DTI


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