The World health Organization (WHO) office in Manila has called on the Department of Health (DOH) to strengthen monitoring of drugs to prevent the possible spread of counterfeit medicines in the country.

�We have evidence on the prevalence of counterfeit drugs in some countries. With this matter, the Philippine government must have proper coordination with other countries to prevent such counterfeit medicines spreading from one country to another or one region to another,� said WHO representative in the Philippines Dr. Soe Nyunt-U.

29 September 2008

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