Monday, January 21, 2013

FEBRUARY 2013 Training and Seminar

February 2013

Title: Pharmacovigilance Regulations and Guidelines for PV Officer

Course Design: A 3-day course intented for PV Officers of Pharmaceutical Companies focusing on FDA Pharmacovigilance Guidelines, Rules and Regulations.

Date: February 20 - 22 , 2013

Remarks: Course Fee is Php 5,000.00. Limited to 50 participants

Course Provider: FDA Academy (FDA Philippines)

Registration Procedure
Terms and Conditions

Source: FDA Academy (FDA Philipines)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

PRC NEWS HEADLINE: Professional IDs at SM Malls in 20 days

The usual 7 working day processing time of PIC renewal at all SM Malls nationwide will temporary become 20 working days beginning today, January 17, 2013.

Congratulations to the New Pharmacists (January 2013 Board Passers)

We would like to Congratulate the 641 of 1,181 examinees who passed the January 2013 Pharmacist Licensure Examination in Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Early Retirement: Investing For Your Future

Thinking of retiring early?

“Health is wealth” is a common phrase for seriously looking after their weight, food diets and calorie counters etc.  More than that fact, this will be the basis of you age in this world.  “You are what you eat!” therefore, invest to something that will not only benefit you for a short term but in the long run as well. 

Pharmacy Robot

I was given a chance to experience using a Pharmacy Robot during my internship in a hospital pharmacy abroad. All you need to do is to input the prescription and wait for the medicine to drop in front of you.

Some Tips For Caring for Your Skin

The healthy looking skin is equally important to men, women, adult and young people. There are simple ways to take care of our skin.

JOBS: January 12, 2013

Here are few companies looking for Pharmacists. If you're interested just click the company name for details.

Beware of Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis or also known as sore eyes or pink eye are commonly cause by viral infection. Although there are cases cause by bacteria or some allergic infection. It is the inflammation affecting the thin covering of the eyeball and the inner eyelid. It is a very contagious condition that can generally acquired by touching your eyes with your contaminated hands.

Symptoms usually manifest 3-5 days and will last for 14 days. Among the symptoms to watch out are the following:

  • Redness of eyes
  • Burning sensation
  • Discomfort
  • Sensitive to light (Photophobia)
  • Hard to open the eyes
  • Presence of discharge like water
If you think you are suffering any of these symptoms, go to your doctor immediately to avoid further problem to you and to anyone you'll get contact with. If by any chance you need to go out, wear a protection like julbo sunglasses to prevent you from touching your eyes directly. Do not touch anything around you in public places and avoid shaking hands with others. 

Doctors and other healthcare practitioners advice people with sore eyes to stay at home until all symptoms subside. Commonly, doctors prescribe anti-viral, antibiotic drops or/ and anti-inflammatory drugs. 

Prevent using make-up while you have these sore eyes to avoid contaminating your cosmetics. Always disinfect surfaces and knobs to prevent transfer of infection. Make sure you are treated successfully before going back to work or school. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Maiba lang...

Maiba lang...just want to share this video that simply makes me smile. 

Enjoy What You Hear

I swing by in a street one Saturday night and heard lot of voices that I thought are coming from the bottom or basement of a parking lot.  Thought it was somebody shouting for help but it actually comes from karaoke bars with restaurants at the ground floor.  

How to Help Conscious Choking Infant

If an infant is choking, proper way of helping the baby should be done. Here's a video demonstrate how.

Sparkling the Business

We were thinking of another good business aside from photo booth with a fake Santa Clause to capture kids’ attention last Christmas.  We obvious have expensive DSLRs on hand and lights already pre-setup but only limited to white and blue backdrops. 

My business partner therefore search for a superb chauvet sparkle drape at Musicians friend he heard from a friend which I agree as a brilliant idea to get more attraction for our target customers. It turned out a perfect timing because what we bought is a combination of green and red lights drape that fits really well for Christmas.

How to Perform CPR on a Baby

Adulr CPR is different from giving CPR on baby. Here's a quick video showing how to perform on baby (under 1 year old).

Stress Will Just Make You Older

A colleague of mine who left our company 6 months ago is a music lover aside from being a computer geek.  He used to play an amazing Acoustic Double Bass at WWBW that he also played when we had a small music day to cool off our stressful day in the lab.  Some folks brought fiddle or violin, flute, harmonica, accordion and of course the all-time favorite guitar.  It was a good day with a bit of fun and entertainment.

How about you, what do you do to cheer up your stressful day?

Choose The Right Headphone For You

Like they say, fashion repeats itself and its definitely true as many says too.  For the last 6 months or more, I am a bit surprise the wide range of headphones in the market the usual trend again for infinite time are becoming.  Left and right from music store, gadget store even bookstores you could easily find them. 

Do Not Loss Your Patient's Trust

"Did the doctor instructed you on how to take your medicines?" I was asked by a Pharmacy Assistant with this question.

People With Disabilities Should Not Be Discriminated

I used to volunteer in a school for people with disabilities. I am so blessed on how talented these individuals despite their disabilities. They all excel in different subjects. Some of them can play bowling better than any other normal person.  Some of them can swim better than me. Though their schools do not have enough facilities to accommodate their activities, public amenities are available for them to practice and compete.

123ABC in Adult CPR

Remember 123ABC in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)

Be Prepared to Save Lives

I remember one time when I was playing with my 2 year old nephew. He found a small toy on the floor and quickly eat it. The scary thing happened, he was choking. Good thing I knew how to do the Heimlich Maneuver and that was a relief. 

Reminders to All Pharmacy Board Examinees on January 12 -13, 2013

On behalf of all Pinoy Pharmacist around the globe, we would like to say God Bless to all Examinees of Philippine Pharmacists Licensure Examination in Manila, Baguio and Cebu Cities on January 12 - 13, 2013.

Here are the snap shots of the Professional Regulatory Board of Pharmacy Programme for your guidance. Again, may God's strength, knowledge and wisdom be with you all. 

Key to Hassle-free Pharmacy Duties

Having a pharmacy requires a lot of time and effort to make everything right. Once the business started, you will be facing so many challenges professionally and financially. Keeping everything in order will help you work efficiently and hassle-free.  

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Quick Reminder For Pharmacists and PA

January 10, 2012
I went to a pharmacy last Tuesday to get the prescribed medicine for myself. I am so pleased on how are you going to wait for your medicine here, just sit on a comfortable chair and when it's ready, they will call you. You don't need to wait for it while standing by the counter.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fix and Speed Up Your PC

I’m fortunate to have a brilliant network provider who gives me a very good speed in uploading and downloading. But there are also some ways on how to speed up your computer.

Pharmacovigilance Training Course


The FDA Philippines is calling the attention of all PV Officers who would like to take a training course on Pharmacovigilance.

Please take note that only 50 registrants will be entertained per course period. You can choose from the following dates.

  • February 20-22, 2013
  • June 26-28, 2013
  • September 25-27, 2013
  • November 27-29, 2013
Registration fee for the said course is Php 5,000.00/registrant.

Please be reminded that FDA do not accept onsite registration. If you want more information about this, view the Training Registration Form or feel free to contact them at Tel. No. 8571900 local 2183 or send them an message at

Monday, January 7, 2013

Spring/ Summer Fashion Trend 2013

This new year, clear your closets for new clothes and allot some space in your jewellery boxes for new accessories. 

JOBS: January 7, 2013

I found some job vacancies today, check out the links if you're interested.

Save for Your Wish List

What do you plan to get yourself this year? Have you tried shopping online? Why not?

PPhA National Convention 2013

January 7, 2012


The PPhA National Convention 2013 is going to take place at Philippine International Convention Center, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

JOBS: January 2, 2013

January 2, 2013
Here are some companies looking for Pharmacist. You might be interested for the position, just click the link for details.