Nagbabala ang Philippine Medical Association sa mga doktor na iligal na nagbibigay ng reseta ng Ivermectin sa publiko.
Naninindigan ang PMA sa inilabas na pag-aaral ng Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health, at World Health Organization na “inconclusive” ang paggamit ng Ivermectin bilang gamot sa COVID-19.
Anila, ang paggawa at pamimigay ng naturang unregistered drugs ay paglabag umano sa FDA Act of 2009.
“The unlawful sale of the drug product bought abroad but not registered with the FDA is also illegal. PMA hereby cautions physicians not to prescribe or compound the medicine Ivermectin outside of the approved compassionate use hospitals,” mariing pahayag ng PMA.
Sa kasalukuyan, limang ospital pa lamang ang aprubadong magbigay ng Ivermectin sa paggamot ng COVID-19 bilang isang investigational drug.
Kaugnay nito, umalma ang ilang health workers kamakailan matapos mamigay ang dalawang pulitiko ng Ivermectin mula sa reseta ng mga on-site doctors doon ng walang pirma at nakalagay na license number ng mga ito.
“Meron tayong nakita may naglagay ng lisensya pero walang pangalan. Hindi kumpleto ang information na nilahad para magkaroon ka ng accountability dun sa pasyente,” ani Dr. Tony Leachon.
Dagdag pa niya, “Alam natin ang DOH inatasan na ang Professional Regulation Commission kung merong pagkakasala ang mga doctor na gumamit at nag-issue ng prescription outside of the approval of FDA of compassionate use of certain hospitals.”
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