REGULATORY


Adverse Drug Reactions

Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) is a response to a drug that is harmful and unintended that occurs at doses normally used in humans.

In the interest of protecting public health and safety, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) strongly encourage all consumers and healthcare professionals to report any suspected ADRsand any suspected adverse events on the use of vaccines, using the prescribed the FDA ADR Online Form. You may also contact us here at The Pharmacy Tree for reporting assistance and queries.

Prescription Medicines

RA 10918: Pharmacy Law of 2016 mandates that prescription medicines can only be dispensed by a pharmacist to a patient, upon the presentation of a valid prescription from a physician, dentist, or veterinarian (for animal use). In addition, it requires completely filled prescriptions to be surrendered to the pharmacist for recording.

Thus, for prescription medicine orders, we require you to: (1) upload your prescription copy for validation; (2) present and surrender original prescription upon receipt of order for verification and recording.

We allow partial filling of prescription but for safety purposes and misuse prevention, we still require you to surrender the original prescription upon receipt of order.

Drug Price Regulation

In congruence with RA 9502: Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008, the government created two initiatives for lowering drug prices: Government Mediated Access Price (GMAP) and Maximum Drug Retail Price (MDRP).

GMAP directed drug companies to voluntary lower the prices of their products. The prices listed on GMAP apply only to the brands specified. Drug retailers are not allowed to sell the listed products above the GMAP.

MDRP set a maximum retail price drugs that address diseases of public health concern, such as hypertension, diabetes, common bacterial infections, amoebiasis, cancers and the like. Drug retailers are not allowed to sell the listed products, whether as branded or generic versions, above the MDRP.

The Pharmacy Tree is fully compliant with these regulations. You may view the most current drug pricing regulations here: DOH website

Discount Privileges

Senior Citizens and Persons with Disability can avail of Vat Exemption and 20% Discount upon fulfilling requirements such as providing corresponding ID copy and ID number. In cases of ongoing promotional discounts, you can choose whichever discount is higher.