Oct 15, 2015

Popular drugstores tend to share bigger part of the pie in retail pharmacy. They are more equipped and well-marketed all over the country. Having said that, the emerging new pharmacies will be making a gamble when located in areas with big "M" (I know you know what I mean). 
In opening a new drugstore, the word of the mouth is important as well as gimmicks to attract customers. Give-aways, discounts, membership, and promotions will also do the trick. Sometimes sound system cables and mini buffet can call attention of people to check out the store. But free food and lively music is everyday. After that you must have a strong marketing plan to beat your competitors.
As ro my personal opinion and experience, 4 P's must be maintained to keep you going.
P - price (price must be right and competitive)
P - professionalism (well-mannered, people oriented staffs)
P - products (availability of goods)
P - Pharmacist and Staffs (well-trained and loyal people that you can rely on)
Even before you open a pharmacy, another P is needed - Planning. Take your time, don't rush to make it right. 

DIY is definitely not applicable when it comes to appliances attach to our body like braces. Our teeth, if not properly taken care of, are prone to serious complications. It is the same as to wearing braces without advice of orthodontics. FDA Philippines have issued their official advisory regarding this matter. 


The information and reference materials contained here are intended solely for the general information of the reader and NOT intended to replace the official advisory. We are only helping the FDA Philippines in disseminating these announcements.  The owner of this site disclaims any responsibility for the decisions you make based on this information.

May 14, 2015

It's very important in pharmacy to have a very relaxing and inviting surrounding. Having music played regularly helps in that aspect. Just so lately, I visited a local pharmacy and such visit made my day. They've been playing music of 90's and as if the sounds uses dually pickup .
Majority of us, men and women alike, are using cosmetic products. Most of us knew as well that "lead and other heavy metals" are found in most of these products such as lipstick, concealer, whitening toothpaste, foundations, sunscreen, nail polish, eyeliner, eye shadows, blush and even eye drops.

Nov 21, 2014

Loss of hearing can be ruled out of the scenario if proper preventive measures are taken into consideration. Having your ears check regularly and staying away from loud music will help a lot in taking care of your precious ears.

Always use proper and tested head set or earpiece  and do not put volume too high as it may damage your ears seriously. Yu can have a look at different cool and great pieces at musician'sfriend.com . When exposed to loud sounds excessively, you can freely use earplugs to protect your ears and take a break from such surrounding.

Avoid using pointed objects, cotton buds or even over-the-counter ear drops in cleaning your ears. These may damage your ears or may lead to serious ear infection. Rule of thumb, leave your earwax alone.

Noisy appliances contributes in damaged ears. Do not run those appliances all at the same time. Put your washing machines or any other noisy appliances in rooms with doors so you can close it every time it's running.

Before taking any medication consult your doctor or pharmacist as some drugs can harm your ears.

The information and reference materials contained here are intended solely for the general information of the reader and NOT intended to replace the advice of a doctor. The owner of this site disclaims any responsibility for the decisions you make based on this information. If you have any health-related questions, persistent health condition or before taking any medication, please consult your health care provider.
This post is published to help the FDA Philippines to inform the public about the FDA advisory No. 2014-080 released on October 28, 2014. The said advisory is all about the false, deceptive and misleading advertisement of My Jinga Juice that has been circulating in social media and internet.

According to the advisory signed by Atty. Nicolas B. Lutero III, CESO III (Assistant Secretary, OIC FDA Philippines), "My Jinga Juice" (categorised as food product) has made different health claims which violates RA No. 3720 as amended by RA No. 9711 and AO No. 2014-0030 clearly specified in VII. Misleading Declaration/ Represetation/Prohibited Claims.

Please be informed that any food products approved by the government agency shall not cure any symptoms or disease. In this regard, any health claims written in the packaging or advertisement must be read carefully and should be taken seriously. If in doubt of the food products bought in the market or any other vendor, you can freely contact FDA Philippines in their official email address at info@fda.gov.ph . Or if you want to report similar cases, please email FDA Philippines at report@fda.gov.ph .

The above case is currently under investigation.

The information and reference materials contained here are intended solely for the general information of the reader and NOT intended to replace the official advisory. We are only helping the FDA Philippines in disseminating these announcements.  The owner of this site disclaims any responsibility for the decisions you make based on this information. 

Oct 18, 2014

Whenever I do things I always consider, how can do it conveniently. It's annoying to do the tasks and yet there will be mess left behind. Obviously, it sounds more tasks to do.

Just like when you bake in your own kitchen and you choose to left trays and moulds unclean. Or when you shave and you didn't use the shaving stand for your shaving brush. 

At work, preparing paper tablets in the pharmacy will be a lot easier when all your tools are kept clean after every use. Imagine if your mortar and pestle are kept with residue of the previous medicines you prepared. Not only it's gross but also it will contaminate the next thing you will prepare. 

Keeping a tidy and neat pharmacy allows us to do our jobs more conveniently and efficiently. The risks of dispensing wrong drugs will be eliminated and every nice things will follow. 

Happy weekend.

Distributors, retailers, hospitals, pharmacies and clinics that are in possession of affected lots of Cefaclor (As Monohydrate) 50mg/mL Powder for Suspension (Oral Drops) with brand name CECLOBID, are instructed by FDA to discontinue distribution, sale and use. 

The said drug woth registraion number DRP-2101 is a product of The Cathay YSS Distributors Co.,Inc and manufactured by EL Laboratories Inc. The affected lots are the following:  


The trader is voluntarily recalling the product because of the changes in physical appearance and decrease potency. 

Consumer are also advised by FDA Philippines not to buy the affected lots of CECLOBID. 

For any concerns and questions regarding this recall, you can contact Cathay YSS Distributor Co., Inc. at +632 892-5936 to 43. You can also email FDA Philippines at info@fda.gov.ph
It's nearly seven years since I got married. It was a simple civil ceremony surrounded by people we love. But husband and I are so hoping that we could have a church wedding in the future. The thought of planning a very special day is so overwhelming and exciting. If we agreed, the theme of our wedding will be our profession. So it will be a pharmacist and software engineer bonding. 

So many brilliant ideas are floating inside my head right now. I couldn't wait for every thoughts to materialize. Like our invitation will be like a prescription type and souvenirs will be mixed pharmacy and IT stuffs. 

When it comes to our wedding band, using our old ones are okay. But I'm also thinking of  
Okay, this is all for the future. For now, we probably need to save for it and hope that God will allow it to happen. 

Aug 5, 2014

Music really plays an important role as relief from stress and pains. Lately, I had a lot of back pains due to pregnancy. But when I listen to my favorite music, the pain slowly go away. Just like yesterday, the short trip to the park gave me the opportunity to enjoy the sun while listening to live brass band. It made me forget how all the awkward feelings I have. Different instruments act not only as musiciansfriend but to the listeners they are great relief. They simply brings joy to everyone's heart.

How about you? What’s the effect of music to you?



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