Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Voluntary Recall of Nestle KitKat Chunky 48g Peanut Butter Flavor

People get so excited when there are new products out in the market. That's totally okay, as long as you are sure of the quality of the product and reputation of the company selling the product. During manufacturing, many things can happen. Sometimes there are incidents that compromises the quality of the end product. Even the quality control officers sometimes missed that. The only thing to realize that is when it ended on the hands of the consumers.

KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter Flavor 

Just recently, it was reported in United Kingdom that there were consumers who found plastic in Nestle KitKat Chunky 48g Peanut Butter Flavor. Fortunately, there are no complaints on such thing in the Philippines. No other kinds of KitKat bear the same problem.

Nestle voluntarily withdraw the KitKat Chunky 48g Peanut Butter Flavor in the market. The following batches were affected:

  • 23650457H
  • 22940457H
  • 22950457H
If you purchased the mentioned product with the given batch codes, please contact Nestle hotlines at 
(02) 8980061 (Metro Manila) and 1-800-100-637853 (provincial areas). They are open 24 hours a day, 
from Mondays to Sundays.

The public may also send inquiries to FDA Philippines official e-mail address,
Source: FDA Philippines

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Digital Sphygmomanometer for Personal and Primary Care

March 21, 2013
Hundreds of sphygmomanometers are available n the market. 80% of them are within 3mmHg reference. In other words, those devices are acceptable to use in primary care or even by any individual who need to have access on sphygmomanometer by himself and his family. Having said that, choosing a type of blood pressure meter to use is serious.

Mercury Sphygmomanometer

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

2013 PPhA National Convention

March 20, 2013
Philippine Pharmacists Association Inc. will held it's annual National Convention on April 25 - 27. All Pharmacists, Students and Non-Pharmacists are invited to join.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

10 Ways to Handle Work Stress

Stress is an attitude. You can cope with it by seeing and turning things positively. As you fulfill your work duties and responsibilities, stress sometimes kicks in. Facing your daily routine with the right attitude will allow you to work smoothly.

DOH Department Circular No. 2013-082

This Department Circular Order is regarding the upcoming 2013 National Convention of the Philippine Pharmacists Association Inc., on 25-27 April 2013 at the Philippine Internation Convention Center, Pasay City.
Attendance to the said activity whether Official time or official business shall be based on Department Order No. 2007-0053 dated 13 July 2007."Guidelines on the Attendance to Convention/Seminars/Conferences and Similar Human Resource Development Activities Outside of the Department of Health.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated not only in Ireland but also in other parts of the world. It is commonly celebrated for 5 days but the most awaited parade is on March 17, which is held in different counties of Ireland.

Street music and performances make the city loud and jolly. Many group of people participate in singing, dancing and playing their instruments. Seeing these talented people encourages most visitors and locals to tag along. Some pubs and bars have acoustic bands to keep the spirit of music alive. I’ve seen a nice alvarez guitars for sale that will sure fit in the occasion and I wonder if I can hop on the stage to jam with them. Oops, I forgot I don’t know how play a guitar. Nonetheless, there any fun filled activities to enjoy and watch all around Dublin. So I guess, I'll settle on that.

Here's are few photos captured last year's parade.

Greeting you all from the emerald isle, Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

NOVEMBER 2013 Seminar and Training

March 16, 2013

Courses for November 2013
Course Provider: FDA Academy (FDA Philippines)

Part Two: Tips in Building a Business

March 16, 2013
Building a business is not a joke. Everything must be in order before investing your money to something. Here’s the second part of my tips in building a business.

    OCTOBER 2013 Seminar and TRaining

    March 16, 2013

    Courses for October 2013
    Course Provider: FDA Academy (FDA Philippines)

    Friday, March 15, 2013

    Part One: Tips in Building a Business

    Nowadays, building your own business is becoming popular rather than working for others. The obvious reason for this is that you are the one in control while you have the chance to earn more money. You can also look at the angle of having a more flexible lifestyle.

    SEPTEMBER 2013 Seminar and Trainig

    March 15, 2013

    Courses for September 2013
    Course Provider: FDA Academy (FDA Philippines)

    Summer Camps Can Make Your Kids Healthier

    March 15, 2013
    During summer break, kids are waiting for something different to do aside from watching cartoons and playing video games. It’s the best time to explore the world and make new friends. 

    AUGUST 2013 Seminar and Training

    Courses for August 2013
    Course Provider: FDA Academy (FDA Philippines)

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Public Health Warning on the Risks of Buying Medicines From Sari-Sari Stores and Other Unlicensed Outlets

    March 13, 2013

    Public Health Warning on the Risks of Buying Medicines From Sari-Sari Stores and Other Unlicensed Outlets.

    In case you haven't read or heard about the risks of buying medicines from sari-sari stores and other unlicensed outlets, the following is the advisory released by the Acting Director of FDA Philippines, Dr. Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go. Please take time to read because it's important that we share the same knowledge when it comes to public health.

    Source: FDA Philippines

    Tips in Setting Up and Running a Pharmacy Business

    March 13, 2013

    Here are few reminders in setting up and running a pharmacy business
    • Before anything else, plan everything before you choose to join the business world.

    July 2013 Training and Seminar

    March 13, 2013

    Courses for July 2013
    Course Provider: FDA Academy (FDA Philippines)

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    My Dream Pharmacy

    What is your dream pharmacy? We all know that we need to comply with the requirements of FDA Philippines in setting up a drugstore. But most importantly we must remember that the floor area should not be less than 15 square meters.

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    June 2013 Training and Seminar

    March 11, 2013

    Courses for June 2013
    Course Provider: FDA Academy (FDA Philippines)

    Tips on Becoming a Competitive and Effective Pharmacist

    Working abroad as Filipino Pharmacist is not only fulfilling responsibilities to families. Bringing gold, silver dollars home also means being away to families and friends. But if it also means growing more as an individual, then go ahead explore your profession in other countries.

    Photo Courtesy of Melvin Dacdac

    Saturday, March 9, 2013

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    Dual Diagnosis Treatment

    If a person suffers from both substance abuse and mental illness, the term used is Dual Diagnosis. People with mental illness, for example people suffering from anxiety or depression have the higher risk of using drug and alcohol with the idea of masking the depression. This is often identified as self-medication. But only worst could happen in doing so.

    MAY 2013 Training and Seminar

    Courses for May 2013
    Course Provider: FDA Academy (FDA Philippines)