The Palawan Eye Center recently denied a report that came out recently on social media that is selling eye drop products for senior citizens that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines.
Madonna Denaga, sight preservation coordinator of Palawan Eye Center, made the denial after a netizen took to social media on October 16, 2019, to warn residents about the modus of selling unauthorized eye drops in Taytay.
“Mariing pinabubulaanan ng Palawan Eye Center ang pagbebenta ng pampatak o gamot sa mata ng tao na nagpapakilala na taga Palawan Eye Center. Bawal mag-benta o mag-reseta ng gamot o pamatak ang sino mang tao unless na siya ay pharmacist o doctor of medicine respectively,” Denaga told Palawan News.
Denaga said residents should not readily believe anyone who will claim that he/she is from Palawan Eye Center and other eye health facilities to sell eye drops without needed verification.
She said the eye drop being sold by unscrupulous individuals are not made from Germany but are from China.
“Huwag maniwala sa mga nag-cla-claim na galing ng ano mang health facility. Kunin ng picture ang taong nagbebenta ng gamot o salamin at i-forward ito sa mga awtoridad sa PNP at sa Palawan Eye Center through our Facebook account. Ang binebentang gamot na ayon sa nagbebenta ay galing Germany ay galing talaga sa China at walang FDA approval ang naturang gamot,” Denaga added.
In January 2016, the FDA issued an advisory that warned the public against buying eye drops such as Baineiting Eye Drop from Hong Kong, Santen Daigu Eye Drops from Japan, and Advanced Relief Eye Drops made in Korea.