The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department Of Health (doh) have set a purchase limit for paracetamol and other capsules amid reports of the scarcity of medicines along with the upward thrust of COVID-19 instances. Malacañang on Tuesday announced that the 2 agencies had issued a joint memorandum putting a buy restrict for paracetamol, Carbocisteine, and other drugs.
Beneath the memorandum, paracetamol capsules may be sold at most of 20 drugs per individual and 60 in step with household, primarily based on the presentation of acting presidential spokesman Karlo Nograles in a briefing. Paracetamol suspensions or syrups, meanwhile, may be sold at most of five bottles in keeping with individual and 10 in step with own family,
The memorandum additionally bars the net sale of the stated drug treatments until otherwise approved with the aid of The Food and Drug Administration, Nograles stated. The DTI in advance stated it eyes to set a purchase restriction to avoid panic-buying and hoarding amid the surge of covid-19 infections in the country
Pharmaceutical companies have admitted experiencing a tight supply of branded paracetamol and urged to tap alternatives such as generic brands.
DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez earlier confirmed that Biogesic and Decolgen—two popular brands made by local pharmaceutical company Unilab—have temporarily run out of stock in some areas because of an issue in the delivery.