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Jumamoy, Danilyn L.


July 10, 2009 CHN

Republic Act No. 9502 (Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008) - the policy of the State to protect public health and, when the public interest or circumstances of extreme urgency so require, it shall adopt appropriate measures to promote and ensure access to affordable quality drugs and medicines for all.

Republic Act No. 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) - the policy of the State to safeguard the integrity of its territory and the well-being of its citizenry particularly the youth, from the harmful effects of dangerous drugs on their physical and mental well-being, and to defend the same against acts or omissions detrimental to their development and preservation. In view of the foregoing, the State needs to enhance further the efficacy of the law against dangerous drugs, it being one of today's more serious social ills.

Republic Act No. 3573 (Law of Reporting of Communicable Diseases) - also called the 2008 Revised List of Notifiable Diseases, Syndromes, Health-Related Events and Conditions requires all individuals and health facilities to report notifiable diseases to local and national health authorities. Pursuant to Section 3 of Act 3573, the list of notifiable diseases and syndromes in the Philippines specified in Department Circular No. 176 s. 2001 dated July 27, 2001 is hereby revised to include diseases and syndromes that have been selected because they are epidemic-prone diseases, are targeted for eradication or elimination, and subject to international health regulation.