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Only a supervising pharmacist is authorized to dispense prescription drugs in the BnB, according to a Botiak administrative order issued n Welcome to Rappler, a social news network where stories inspire community engagement and digitally fuelled actions for social change. The Botika ng Barangay previously sold low-priced generic home remedies, over-the-counter OTC medicines and two prescription antibiotics drugs i.

Claiming that the program is disjointed from the overall delivery of health care service, Bermejo said: The shortage of pharmacists has hindered the establishment of BnB outlets in hard-to-reach areas like those in Region 12, which is composed of the Cotabato provinces, Cotabato City, General Santos City, Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat.

One problem is that the industry is still very much dominated by big pharmaceutical companies that dictate boitka prices and promote branded medicines. 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 The nationwide ratio shows that 33 BnBs are assigned for every supervising pharmacist.

The BNB, a flagship program of the previous Arroyo Administration, was temporarily stopped by the DOH in to address issues on the lack of supervising pharmacists and an effective supply chain that could assure the constant availability of quality generic medicines in some 16, government-run community pharmacists established between to At the government-run Botika ng Barangay BnBparacetamol costs just a fifth of that at only 50 centavos. Select gender Male Female.

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

What is Botika ng Barangay (BnB)? | Department of Health website

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DOH relaunches ‘Botika ng Bayan’

Meanwhile, community health worker Eleanor Jara could not forget a BnB outlet she saw in one of the poor provinces of Mindanao. Between andgovernment spending on health fell from 41 botiak to 30 percentof total nb, while out-of-pocket spending increased from 41 percent to 47 percent. A doctor visits only thrice a week due to travel difficulties. State auditors recorded that more than P1. The order does not prescribe sanctions in case of violations.

Botika ng Barangay drug prices can still be lower (Part 2)

We are not entertaining companies without CGMP current good manufacturing practice certification from the Bureau of Food and Drugs ,” he said. As cheap as they are, drugs sold by the BnB could cost even less.

I hope it will be utilized properly,” he added. The Philippine Information Agency is the official public information arm of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. Lack of manpower Part botikx the management problems in the BnB program is the lack of manpower.

But inthe government issued a moratorium on the project due to problems with financing and restocking of medicines. Another problem is that BnB stores are inefficiently run enterprises that are botioa more than medical sari-sari stores, where procurements are irregular, unsystematic and even overpriced. Not all drugs are with CGMP. These stories made other people. The Pharmacy Law, meanwhile, requires that a drugstore should have at least one pharmacist. The BnB price is vastly lower than what loperamide costs in commercial drugstores—P4.

Cortez said the DOH sets the price range when it prepares its bidding plan for the drugs it procures. 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 whom the distributors get their products.


The PPI originally pegged its price at 29 centavos, with a 58 percent profit margin going to the state company. 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.

This results in incomplete lists of drugs. Transactions such as these, he said, are prone to corruption and abuse.

Duterte to revive Botika ng Bayan program

The DOH announced service enhancements to the BNB program such as more essential medicines available for common diseases in the community, like infections, skin ailments, asthma and chronic non-communicable diseases.

After graduating in she immediately worked baangay a newspaper correspondent for Today Newspaper until News Center Government Careers. Domalanta and Municipal Health Officer Dr. Patient education and counseling will also be provided by licensed bltika and trained pharmacy assistants to be hired by the DOH and some LGUs with existing human resources.

This means all tests must be done in Metro Manila. Tuesday, January 1, Transparency Freedom of Information. You have successfully updated your account. She was with two representatives of the European Union studying the health situation of barrios ravaged by the ongoing war.

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. Duterte plans to address at least the financing aspect by devoting Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Pagcor funds “exclusively” to medicines.

These stories made other people Check them out! Both Tangkal and Kolambuham do not have BnB drugstores offering cheap remedies. 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.

To be concluded The authors are senior journalism students of the University of the Philippines. The BnB also does not have medicines for filariasis and schistosomiasis, two of the leading diseases in some poor communities in the Philippines.