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what is the chain generic pharmacy called? I will check them out.

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what is the chain generic pharmacy called? I will check them out.

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3 that my Asawa knows of that sells generic drugs: !. Generic(this is their actual name) 2. South Drug 3. Generika. These 3 are chain stores, just like Mercury, Rose, Watson, & such. There are also neighborhood and local drug stores all over, just like Sari-Sari stores, usually near hospitals in larger metro areas but anywhere out in the provinces.

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3 that my Asawa knows of that sells generic drugs: !. Generic(this is their actual name) 2. South Drug 3. Generika. These 3 are chain stores, just like Mercury, Rose, Watson, & such. There are also neighborhood and local drug stores all over, just like Sari-Sari stores, usually near hospitals in larger metro areas but anywhere out in the provinces.

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exactly fred,i have used generika and Generic......I use Generic(actual name)because we have near my house. Very knowledgable pharmacist too.

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Hey Lefties I am not saying you ever had a problem using the generic medicine. What I want to know is how do you or anyone taking the generic one know if the manufacture is making it to specs? The Philippine government does not monitored that medicine like the USA does to make sure it meets the standard requirements. I found out it is hard to trust things in the Philippines. I would hate to take medicine for 5 years and find out it is sub-standard coming from Pakistan where it was made by a hole-in-the-wall manufacture.

That is all I am saying. I would be concerned taking important medicine from a cheapo place to save money. A person would have to hire a chemist to find out for sure if it is up to standard requirements. MAYBE I AM TO CONCERNED ABOUT MY HEALTH.

I am going to check out the Generic pharmacy. Maybe they are very good.

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Hey Lefties I am not saying you ever had a problem using the generic medicine. What I want to know is how do you or anyone taking the generic one know if the manufacture is making it to specs? The Philippine government does not monitored that medicine like the USA does to make sure it meets the standard requirements. I found out it is hard to trust things in the Philippines. I would hate to take medicine for 5 years and find out it is sub-standard coming from Pakistan where it was made by a hole-in-the-wall manufacture.

That is all I am saying. I would be concerned taking important medicine from a cheapo place to save money. A person would have to hire a chemist to find out for sure if it is up to standard requirements. MAYBE I AM TO CONCERNED ABOUT MY HEALTH.

I am going to check out the Generic pharmacy. Maybe they are very good.

Art
Art,,how do I honestly know any of them are? Do you know usa pharmacies have been outsourcing productions so im told. With my diabetes prob if the meds weren't correct I would have been in coma yrs ago. Honestly ohio state university med center keeps tabs on my health every time I come back from phils. They have actually been astonished at my health.
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that is good you have your health under control. I am only a type II diabetic. As long as I eat right and take metformin I am okay.

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I am a vet - VN era. It is OK especially in the lab area. The folks seem nice. Only meds are SC. The delivery is without incident in my experience. However, if I want to be sure I will consult with the Asian Hospital in Alabang. It is US quality Doctors as far as knowledge and basic consulting and diagnosis. However if I was having a "Brain Transplant" I would return to the US for that...if physically unable to return then I would go with the Asian Hospital. The clinic missed my type 2 diabetes but the Asian ran additional tests and found clear and convincing medical evidence ...still waiting on the VA claim so that the meds to follow will be no costs. I had to go postal when my primary care doctor told me they would not perform a PSA test for prostrate cancer because it is usually a slow growing cancer and at my age I would die of natural causes anyway...I told him Yes we would have the PSA test when they take my blood and he seemed to "get" my sincerity and determination and he added the PSA test. My heart doctor is a lady and she is a hot ticket and was not above recommending the Asian for more sophisticated tests to determine issues...which proved to find what we suspected...The Clinic is good for typical 6 month check ups but I respectfully suggest have a plan "B"
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3 that my Asawa knows of that sells generic drugs: !. Generic(this is their actual name) 2. South Drug 3. Generika. These 3 are chain stores, just like Mercury, Rose, Watson, & such. There are also neighborhood and local drug stores all over, just like Sari-Sari stores, usually near hospitals in larger metro areas but anywhere out in the provinces.

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# 2 above should be South Star . Just noticed the full name on the building.

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Hey, I am a disabled veteran living in Thailand for 18 years, go to the Phillipines often. Started getting care at Manila Clinicwas in understanding could come every 3 months and pick up RX, but nothing is ever as simple. Some only every 30 days, some not available at the time, ect.. Does anyone know of a service that I could use as an address and pick up RX every 3 month's. A business or a reliable veteran in or near Manila, would be able to compensate or show gratitude, Thanks for any info you can give me. Roger

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If I found out I do qualify I will need to look into the Chicago embassy, but I am not sure what I would need to do there yet. As far as I know I can not actually join a bank in Philippines (for the deposit of srrv visa). I believe JP Morgan Chase in New York "might" have it where I can do a deposit, but, thats far away and in the middle of New York, do not know if I really want to go there or not lol.
When I first arrived I applied for an SRRV (Courtesy) as the UK had been a member of SEATO. I bought $ with ₱ and deposited them in the Angeles branch of UnionBank as required by the SRRV people.
(In the event I married, qualified as a section 13A permanent resident, and retrieved my $ from the UnionBank.)
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