Letter of Food and Drug Administration on the Implementation of 20% Discount on Purchase of Medicine

July 28, 2010

FDA
Food and Drug Administration, Philippines

Ref. LICD No. 10-123

10 June 2010-07-28

MATEO A. LEE, JR.
Officer-In-Charge
National Council on Disability Affairs
NCDA Building, Isidora Street, Brgy. Holy Spirit
Quezon City

Dear Mr. Lee,

This is in reference to your letter dated 01 February 2010 addressed to the Honorable Secretary of Health Esperanza I. Cabral, M.D., which the same was endorsed to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with respect to implementation of the availment of 20% discount on purchase of medicines from drug establishments for the exclusive use of persons with disability (PWD).

As you have raised in the said letter, persons with disability experience difficulty in availing the said 20% discount pursuant to Section 32 of Republic Act No. 9442 amending Republic Act No. 7277 of the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons.

In response thereto, and for this FDA to take appropriate legal actions to the erring drugstores which allegedly refuse to grant the said 20% discount to PWD be lodged with this Office.

Rest assured that FDA is committed in promoting the welfare of our disabled Filipino citizens and as such, FDA shall, as part of our routine inspection to all drugstores, strictly monitor and audit the record of books of PWD maintained by drugstore to ensure compliance with Republic Act No. 9442 and Department of Health Administrative Order No. 2009-0011.

Thank you for your time and for bringing to our attention your concerns

More power and our warmest regards.

Very truly yours,

ORIGINAL SIGNED
NAZARITA T. TACANDONG, RPh, MPA

Acting Director IV

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6 Responses to “Letter of Food and Drug Administration on the Implementation of 20% Discount on Purchase of Medicine”

  1. meliton t. artemio on July 28th, 2010 9:11 pm

    isa ako membro ng PWD Rosales, Pangasinan. Dito po sa aming bayan hindi po nagbibigay ng discount ng st. Joshep, mercury, at iba pang drug stores. hinihiling ko po na bigayan po sila ng dirictiba buhat sa FDA na bigyan po tayo ng discount.
    Saganang akin mas maganda kong galing mismo sa FDA ang utos kaysa kami na pangkaraniwang PWD membro ang magsasabi sa kanila.

    Maramin pong salamat.

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  2. meliton t. artemio on July 28th, 2010 9:20 pm

    kong hindi magbigay ng dirictiba o kautusan ang FDA ibig sabihin hindi sila seryuso sa pagpapatupad ng batas na pinasa ng ating congreso.
    ang kahul;ogan nito kailangan pa po natin muling lumaban para sa ating karapatan. Ako bilng isang pangkaraniwang membro ng PWD gagawin ko ang aking magagawa makamit lang po nating ang ating karapatan.

    salamat muli.

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  3. Agustine Tilos on August 5th, 2010 7:08 pm

    Isa ako sa membro ng PWD’s, Hinoba-an Capter, Hinoba-an Negros Occidental..samakatuwid, ilang basis ko na tinanong sa mga ibat ibang drugstore kong bat walang discount o hindi ini-honor ang discount card ng PWD’s…minsan itinanong ko rin sa sarili ko kong bat…ano ba talaga ang pakay o silbi ng Republic Act 7277 as Magna Carta for the PWD’s… Sa-an ba talaga mahanap ang tunay na PAGBABAGO…? Hihintayin nyo pa ba na maging katulad nyo rin kami, at saka na kayo umaksyon at pansinin kong ano ang amin nararamdaman…? Walang mangyari na-PAGBABAGO… kong lahat kayo ay bulag sa katotohanan…

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  4. Eros Belmonte on September 8th, 2010 2:07 pm

    Dear Sir/Madam:
    It is so enlightening to read of the letter of FDA and their support for the 20% discount for the medicines of PWDs. It is very discouraging however that in the provinces, particularly for Nueva Vizcaya, there is a very poor implementation of such laws and ordinances. Hope your services will extend to the provinces too. thank you and God bless.

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  5. Fernando R. Rico on December 2nd, 2010 8:25 am

    Nakasaad din po sa batas ang pagbibigay ng mga 20% discount sa mga vocational courses, at mga short courses pero bakit sa makati ay di ako nabigyan ng discount para i avail ang prebilihiyo para sa mga may kapansanan… nag aral ako ng short course sa makati pero walang discount…

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  6. Gemma Chavez on July 4th, 2011 7:57 pm

    Malalaki lang po bang botika ang allowed na magbigay ng 20% discount sa mga PWDs? Kasi po may anak ako na Downsyndrome at ng bumili po ako ng gamot sa botika dun sa aming lugar (Batangas) kahit pinakita ko na ang kanyang ID as PWD para maka avail ng discount ang sagot po sa akin ng tindera SR. Citizen lang daw po ang nakaka avail sa kanila. Hundi rin daw po nila alam na me discount din ang mga PWDs. Sana po eh maging malawakan ang kampanya para sa implementasyon ng batas na ito para naman po sa kagalingan ng mga PWDs.

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