One of the interesting things to compare the Philippines and the USA where I live is medication. Now, I will say right now, these are generalizations. There are exceptions, but in general, I have found these to be true.
Costs – many of the older standby medications are less expensive. Some of the newer ones are also less expensive but not always. When I asked the pharmacist, I was told it was due to the lower liability problems. Very new medications are not always available because, in the rural area, they might not have worked down the supply line.
Prescriptions – one of the other interesting things is that many medications do not require a prescription. This is quite convenient when so many of the children have the same problem. Inday is able to just go to the drugstore and pick up the needed prescription.
So with common sense, it is possible to get your needed medication and be on your way without ever seeing the doctor.
Ed White says
Hi LeRoy…you know that we pray for you and all of the children…now we need return prayers…one of our children is down…a very innocent 13 yr old girl…and I know this child…she is not promiscuous…she’s just a child…
This child has stepped on a thumbtack and now she has tetanus…and then she gets an upper urinary tract infection (UTI)…and now she has a swollen liver…not a good thing…I ask for your prayers as well as the prayers of your followers …Thank you all in advance for your prayers…We love and appreciate you all…we really do.
LeRoy Miller says
I will share this with our group. We will keep her in our prayers.