Friday, August 28, 2009

Generic Drugstores in the Philippines

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Generic drugs are always less expensive, it cost about thirty percent to eighty percent less than the brand name drug. Generic drugs mean more cost-savings to the consumers. Its use can save patients and even insurance companies thousands of dollars without compromising the quality of health care. According to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, generic drugs save consumers an estimated $8 to $10 billion a year at retail pharmacies. Even more billions are saved when hospitals use generics.

So if your on a budget, the generics stores maybe a solution.
The following is a list of several Generic drugstores in the Philippines and some full service drugstores as well. Add others you know of here in the Philippines and their websites in the comments section

THEGENERICSPHARMACY


The company ventured into selling generic medicines. In 2001, the retail pharmacy operations was successfully launched. By the end of 2008, 150 stores will be operating NATIONWIDE. To keep the momentum, they started to franchise their retail stores and became the first generics retail pharmacy to franchise in the Philippines.

Main Branch: THEGENERICSPHARMACY Banawe, Quezon City Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 5:30pm Address: 459 Quezon Avenue corner Banawe, QUEZON CITY E-mail: comments@thegenericspharmacy.com

They are opening a number of stores all over the Philippines and have a number in Cebu already.

check out the links below to see the locations all over the Philippines including cebu
http://www.thegenericspharmacy.com/contact.php

Cebu has already about 30 stores

Generika Generics

Mostly Manila branches now http://generika.com.ph/branches/

There is also a blog report that there is a chain of drug stores all over the RP named Generic Drug Store. What a coincidence ! heehee They sell generic Plavic and all other drugs for a LOT less. My Enalapril is cheap enough for me here in Tacloban that I do not buy from USA or from Internet pharmacies. Try both Generic Drug Store and Alpha Pharmacies, another generic chain of drug stores in the RP. Alpha is usually even less expensive than is Generic. I was unable to find them online so they must not have websites or google is not searching for them correctly.

My Botika” Distributor of Quality Generic and Branded Medicines and Medical Supplies “ Your One-Stop Shop !! online ordering. Their website says Are you looking for cheap generic drugs?? We all have it thru our online pharmacy. We offer shipping nationwide. We do have paracetamol. mefenamic acid, decongestants, multivitamins, antibiotics and other over-the-counter drugs. If you’re looking for a particular medicine that needs prescription, you just have to show it to us first before we begin transaction.

We also cater to wholesale order from other pharmacy nationwide. We offer big discount to bulk orders. QUALITY GUARANTEED !!

http://www.mybotika.webs.com/

Another online drugstore generic in the Philippines is CNN Generics
http://www.cnn-generics.com/cnn/more_cat.php


Are you looking for cheap generic drugs?? We all have it thru our online pharmacy. We offer shipping nationwide. We do have paracetamol. mefenamic acid, decongestants, multivitamins, antibiotics and other over-the-counter drugs. If you’re looking for a particular medicine that needs prescription, you just have to show it to us first before we begin transaction.

Sulit advertiser Generic and branded drugs here
http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1206598/Cheap+Generic+Drugs,+Branded+Medicines+and+Medical+Supplies+Online

Also read a friends blog here on the medicines that have been reduced due to the new Philippine drug act, just click the link

http://drugprices.wordpress.com/

Price cuts for 99 medicines Philippines

The five essential drugs under the MDRP are as follows: Amlodipine for hypertension; Atorvastatin for anti-cholesterol; Azithromycin as antibiotic/antibacterial; Cytarabine and Doxorubicin and all its salt form both for anti-neoplastics/anti-cancer.

There are additional 16 medicines dubbed as Government Mediated Access Price (GMAP) namely ; Telmisartan and Irbesartan for hypertension; Clopidorel for anti-thrombotic; Gliclazide for anti-diabetic/antihypoglycemic; Piperacillin plus Tazobactam and all its salt form; Metronidazole and all its salt form, Ciprofloxacin, Co-Amoxiclav (Amoxicillin plus Clavulanic acid) for antibiotic/antibacterial; Bieomycin and all its salt form, Carboplatin, Cisplatin, Cyclophosphamide, Etoposide, Mercaptopurine, Methotrexate and Mesna for anti-neoplastic.

Cabotaje said as high as 50 percent price reduction of these medicines could be availed of with the implementation of such order. She said drugstores are required to post in their respective establishments the list of medicines with their corresponding prices and dosages adding that they can go below the prescribed prices but not over.

According to a leading drugstore, aside from the 50 percent reduced price of Norvasc brand Amlodipine, a 20 percent discount could still be availed of if registered as Sulit Card member.

Some of the categorized drugs fall under anti-hypertensive, anti-cholesterol, anti-thrombotic, anti-diabetics, anti-biotics and anti-cancer drugs.

Eight pharmaceutical companies have agreed to also apply voluntary price reduction to 22 other molecules or 31 more products that were not in the MDRP list, bringing the total number to 38 drug molecules (or 72 products).

These medicines are indicated against hypertension, diabetes, influenza, hypercholesterolemia, cancer, arthritis, goiter, allergies and infections.



The list of the five medines and their corresponding MDRP were:

ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE

Amlodipin 2.5 mg (P9.60); 5mg (P22.85); and 10mg (P38.50).

ANTI-CHOLESTEROL

Atorvastatin 10mg film-coated tablet (P34.45); 20mg film-coated (P39.13); 40mg film-coated (P50.50); 80mg film-coated (P50.63);

Amlodipine besilate 5mg + Atorvastatin calcium 10mg tablet (P45.75);

Amlodipine besilate 5mg + Atorvastatin calcium 20mg tablet (P66.25);

Amlodipine besilate 5mg + Atorvastatin calcium 40mg tablet (P84.42);

Amlodipine besilate 5mg + Atorvastatin calcium 80mg tablet (P89.99);

Amlodipine besilate 10mg + Atorvastatin calcium 10mg tablet (P51.13);

Amlodipine besilate 10mg + Atorvastatin calcium 20mg tablet (P73.25);

Amlodipine besilate 10mg + Atorvastatin calcium 40mg tablet (P91.79);

Amlodipine besilate 10mg + Atorvastatin calcium 80mg tablet (P91.79);

ANTIBIOTIC/ANTIBACTERIAL

Azithromycin and all its salt form:

250mg tablet (P108.50);

200mg/5ml powder for suspension (15ml), P427.50;

200mg/5ml powder for suspension (22.5ml), P638;

500mg tablet, P151.43;

500mg vial for injection, P992.50; and

2-gram granules, P468.

ANTI-NEOPLASTICS/ ANTI-CANCER

Cytarabine:

100mg/ml ampul/vial (IV/SC), P240;

100mg/ml ampul/vial (IV/SC) (5ml) or 500mg vial, P900;

100mg/ml ampul/vial (IV/SC) (10ml) or 1-gram vial, P1,800; and

20mg/ml (5ml) ampul/vial for injection, P1,980.

Doxorubicin and all its salt form:

10mg powder vial for injection, P1,465.75; and

50mg powder vial for injection, P2,265.74.

The ruling on the new rates will take effect on August 15. (PND)

See the complete list of the 5 above and the 22 others voluntary price reductions here
http://drugprices.wordpress.com/

http://www.allbusiness.com/medicine-health/diseases-disorders-cardiovascular/12595043-1.html

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