Wednesday, September 28, 2016

10 Winter Diseases

Now that the winter is very near, having enough information about different diseases that occur during this season is something we should do. This is the best way to keep ourselves from catching one. Prevention is the best cure as they said.

Papal Cross, Phoenix Park Dublin

There 10 common winter diseases.

  1. Flu or influenza
  2.  Colds
  3. Asthma
  4. Sore Throat
  5. Cold Sores
  6. Norovirus
  7. Painful Joints
  8. Dry Skin
  9. Cold Hands
  10. Heart Attacks
Description of each disease is discussed at NHS health risks page

During winter season, if possibly staying inside our houses is the not a bad idea. Just make sure that you have all need and you have something to make yourselves busy. If you have kids, be equipped with numerous ideas for their activities. Learning new things is one including musical instruments like keyboard, violin, guitar and the like. In cold nights, cuddling under a warm blanket with a great movie to watch and popcorn on the side. If you then choose to walk outside, make sure to wear appropriate clothes and shoes. Wear scarves and gloves too. 

Be safe and have a lovely winter. 

FDA FORMS Drug Registration Requirements

Any forms you need in FDA Drug Registration, please refer to the following links accordingly.


For any other concerns and information please contact FDA Philippines directly. 

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/ posts. We are only helping the FDA Philippines in disseminating these announcements / information.  The owner of this site disclaims any responsibility for the decisions you make based on this information. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Toddler's Development

Toodlers grow so fast. At one point they are climbing up the chair and then suddenly they are in the virtue of communicating with you. That all start by using words to connote the things they see. Followed by two-word sentence and everything else follow so quickly.

Monitoring their growth both cognitive and language development is one primary task of parents. Involving our tots in different activities indoor and outdoor will encourage those developments in a more rewarding manner. Among these activities are the following:

  • playing with legos or wooden blocks
  • allowing them to play with toys that involve their sense of touch
  • introduce music to them by singing nursery rhymes, playing instruments like piano for toddlers
  • reading stories with them
  • take toddlers for a walk in a park or even just around the village
  • teach them to organize, starting with their toys
  • teach them new words by labeling things around your house

These are just few things that can help in your toddler's development. I'm sure you can come up with dozen more. Just keep in mind that we, parents, should also be involved in those activities that will lead us to develop our relationship with them.

FDA CHECKLISTS Drug Registration Requirements

You can find in this page all the links you need for Drug Registration. It will direct you to FDA official checklists.



For any specific needs or queries, please contact Food and Drug Administraion directly. 

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/ posts. We are only helping the FDA Philippines in disseminating these announcements / information.  The owner of this site disclaims any responsibility for the decisions you make based on this information. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Follow the links to view details of the jobs and to apply for the positions available.

  • Jobs for Pharmacists
  1. One Pharma Company Inc. 
  2. Actimed Inc. 
  3. Alphalink Global Solutions
  4. Century Chinese Medicine Company
  5. Med Specilized Inc. 
  6. St. Luke's Medical Center Inc. 
  • Jobs for Pharmacy Assistants
  1. Watsons Personal Care Stores (Philippines) Inc. 
  2. Actimed Inc. 
  3. Medford RX Solutions Inc. (Med Express)


This post is a free job posting service only of Pinoy Pharmacist and makes no recommendations regarding potential employers. Applicants and employers must ensure the integrity and credibility of each other by requesting references or by asking for any additional information. Pinoy Pharmacist site owners and editors are not responsible for safety, salaries, working conditions, or any other matters concerning employment. For job posting service please contact us. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Travelling Pharmacist

Guitar and Rose by Scoop and Snap

In lieu to my recent travel in Ireland, I happened to see the glimpse of the lovely culture of Irish people. One thing that surface more is their absolute love of music. It's like having guitar center hour in every popular street of Dublin. The food and people are equally amazing. To top it all, the green pasteur made me fall down to my knees. 

If you are to ask me, how's the Pharmacy Practice here? It is far more different back home. If you are used to easy dispensing of medicine, you will be shocked on the difference. Let me elaborate that on my next post so stay tune.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Follow the links to view details of the jobs and to apply for the positions available.

  • Actimed, Inc. - (NCR) - Staff Pharmacist
  • Actimed, Inc.(NCR)  - Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacist Licensure Examination June 2016 Results

We would like to Congratulate the 1,406 of 2,784 examinees who passed the June 2016 Pharmacist Licensure Examination in Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao given by the Board of Pharmacy under the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Philippines.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Keeping Warm on Cold Weather

Nowadays, phone apps allow us to know the current weather. It is in our advantage as we can plan ahead what to wear and we can prepare even more for extreme conditions.

In a very cold weather, we can control the temperature by wearing appropriate clothing. Thin warm layers are better than wearing a bug chunky clothing. For a more Cozy Winters , accessories like gloves, scarfs and hats are important.

Drinking hot drinks and eating hot meal as well as eating regularly can keep our energy high during winter. 

Maintaing a good 18 degrees celcius temperature at home can make us more comfortable. 

Keep warm, stay active at home and enjoy a very good cuddles with your loveones. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Medicine and Remedy Checklist When Travelling

I love to travel. The thing that I don't want to happen is to get sick during certain trip. Long before I became a mother, I always pack my bag with medicines that can be of great ease when something goes wrong. Few items are added to my list for my baby, our little tag along.

Here's my list:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Beware of Unregistered Drugs

The FDA Philippines released FDA Advisory No. 2016-033-A to inform the public to be cautious in buying and using of unregistered drugs. These drugs can be dangerous to health. 

These are the following products:

  1.  Euracedine 250 mg Capsule
  2. Bonomed Capsule
  3. Vanecold Tablet
  4. Cefalexin Capsule Huiyinbi Group Zhejiang Yadong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd)
  5. Zhi Bao San Bian Wan Pill
  6. Mopiko-S 18g Ointment
  7. Mopiko 20g Ointment
For more information on this said Advisory, you can email FDA Philippines at .
If you happen to encounter any of the said drugs, kindly inform the administration at or call (02)807-8275.

Full FDA Advisory No. 2016-033-A released on May 3, 2016.

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.

Friday, April 8, 2016

PRC Online

Good news. PRC is now online for the following transactions:

1. Application of various licensure examinations with requirements to be submitted upon processing/issuance of Notice of Admission. 
2. Registration of new passers/successful examinees for the issuance of their licenses.
3. Renewal of Professional Identification Cards of Registered Professionals. 
4. Application of certifications/authentications requested by the general public. 

In order to use the online system for the said transactions, you need to register first and for most using the link below. 


You need to agree with the terms and conditions and you need to fill out the form completely before you can continue to whatever transaction you want to make. After that the process is as easy as 1-2-3. Just follow the instructions and note information you might need later on. 

This is a huge help for busy professionals in the Philippines and abroad.

For any questions, the contact details are the following: 

Central Office / General Inquiries(02) 310 0026
Renewal Of Professional ID(02) 736 2248(02) 310 2009 
Application for Examination(02) 736 2252(02) 735 1443
Application for Registration & Licensing without Examination(02) 735 1533
Board Rating / Board Passing/ License Verification (CGFNS, Texas, Canada, etc.)(02) 310 2020
Initial Registration(02) 310 1027

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Music Therapy

Eventhough I am a Pharmacist by profession, I don't immediately advise someone to pop certain pill to relieve one from his complain.

Music heals, you know. There are plenty of conditions that can be turned to music for more effective or additional approach. For most of us, music is part of our daily lives. Just like when we're on a very bad mood after a very long day. Turning on your stereo and listening to a classical music can calm us down and relax us even more. When we are doing around the house like cooking or cleaning the house, we choose to listen to music as well to keep us more lively and energetic perhaps. Different genre have different neurological effect.

Nowadays, music is use as therapy in different cases and people like in autism, palliative care, bereavement, seniors, children, burn units and many more. Musical therapists are not only aware of devices and tools. They are well-trained to use music in order to provide beneficial effect to particular individual. 

I would love to think that your own choice of music makes you feel better even when you are under the weather. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Good Cholesterol is not always good.

You're probably aware that high density lipoprotein (HDL) also known as good   cholesterol is popular in lowering the risk of heart disease. I believed that as well until I read the recent study conducted at Cambridge University.

According to the study rare mutation in genes known as SCARB1 is a kind if mutation in which a person have high level of HDL. But it also suggests that such person is 80% at risk of acquiring heart disease. 

Read more on this topic here

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Bored? Tired? In this crazy and complicated world, we all just need a time-out to recalibrate and to see things in different perspective. We might be bored of our routine, our practice, our profession. For the past years, we might be doing all the same thing. For the past years, we might be leading all the same direction. Why not pause for a while. Think and make new and exciting goals.