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Research and development (R&D) spending, drivers, and impacts

Evidence has a huge impact on how we make decisions, and the best evidence comes from research. It can provide important information such as epidemiologic data on the disease of interest, outcomes of medical interventions, factors affecting clinical outcomes, and others.  There are various types of research but clinical trials, in particular, help researchers discover […]

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Benefits and gaps in the use of generic medicines

Healthcare costs are continually increasing. In 2020, the country’s health spending reached Php 895.88 billion, 12.6 percent higher compared with 2019’s health spending at Php 795.64 billion. Out of the available health care financing schemes, government schemes and compulsory contributions had the highest share at 45.7 percent of total health spending in 2020. This is

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Talakayang HeaRT Beat 2019 Showcases First Anti-Dengue Drug and Anti-inflammatory Drug Formulations

The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) continues its commitment to provide research-based solutions and innovations in health through its press conference Talakayang HeaRT Beat with the theme, “Health Research and Technology” held at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City on 16 December 2019. The first

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World’s First Definitive Cure for Dengue to be Completed Soon

The first definitive cure for dengue is developed by Pharmalytics Corporation, led by Dr. Rita Grace Y. Alvero. The project is set to complete by 2022. The study was funded by the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD). The development of the drug began its preformulation stage in

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