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Philippine College of Physicians
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Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) president Dr. Anthony Leachon said his group and the Philippine Medical Association signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) last week committing their support to the new regulation of the Department of Health (DOH) requiring pharmaceutical companies to follow the Mexico City Principles for Voluntary Code of Business Ethics in the Biopharmaceutical Sector and the Kuala Lumpur Principles: Medical Device Sector Code of Ethics.
"We vow to cooperate with the DOH
in strictly implementing its administrative order and all violations are sought to be given corresponding sanctions in a timely manner," Leachon
called on doctors to shun any inappropriate approach from erring companies.
"The DOH is doing its part, ...
"The DOH is doing its part, but it is downstream, it is on the receiving end," said Dr. Antony Leachon, president of the Philippine College of Physicians.
But months later, the patient's condition ...
But months later, the patient's condition turned for the worse prompting the father to consult Dr. Antonio Leachon, vice president of the Philippine College of Physicians.
Asian Hospital intensifies strategies against noncommunicable diseases |Â Asian Hospital and Medical Center
During the event, the guest expert, Dr. Anthony Leachon, President of College of Physicians and one of the proponents of the Sin Tax Bill, highlighted the need to address the prevailing issues about the healthcare system in the Philippines, which include the increasing demand for healthcare and the low supply of healthcare workers.
He also stressed the importance of educating the public and creating an environment that's conducive for healthy lifestyle.
"When people are exposed to environmental and even societal risk factors, they are more prone to develop lifestyle diseases like heart disease, chronic lung disease, stroke, and cancer," he
identified smoking, hypertension, and obesity as the top three NCD killers.
also mentioned that in 2009 alone, the World Health Organization
declared the Philippines as the number one smoking country in Southeast Asia, followed by Indonesia and Vietnam.
In photo: Asian Hospital doctors, nurses, employees, and partners reaffirm their commitment to promote healthy living and fight noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) during the Simply Woman symposium lead by the guest expert, Dr. Anthony Leachon, President of College of Physicians (center, sitting).
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Anthony Leachon, DOH consultant for noncommunicable diseases, said the product would make it easy for smokers to resume their habit.
Instead of using e-cigarettes, he advised smokers to seek professional help if they wanted to quit.