Herbal Supplements as miracle drugs?

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No. Poverty is not an excuse for Filipinos succumbing to so called ”miracle drugs”– herbal medicines licensed as “food supplements” by BFAD, yet lay preposterous claims of healing so many things, from the unusual skin allergies to even cancer!

Such excuse can even cause your death. Read here.

I wonder which government agency is supposed to look into this. Are the common Filipino left to the mercy of this scrupulous manufacturers?

Update: BFAD has issued an advisory (BA 99-04) on this matter, warning Filipinos on the dangers of this so called “food supplements”. So who is going to police this advisory? Has advertising in the Philippines really that bad? Where does PANA “truth in advertising” has gone to?

Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar co-founded #HealthXPh. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, he is Chief of Clinics at General Santos Medical Center and Medical Specialist II Orthopedics at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City. Dr. Aguilar is a healthcare social media evangelist and writes his medical musings at The Cast & Curious (www.remomd.com).