MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday said it was illegal to administer unauthorized vaccines following the disclosure that some members of the Cabinet and President Rodrigo Duterte’s security personnel were inoculated against COVID-19.
In a statement, Drilon said this has “set a bad example” and “undermined the very purpose” of the creation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
He pointed out that the FDA has repeatedly said that “it is illegal to import an unregistered drug, to distribute it, and for a doctor or a medical practitioner or any health personnel to administer unlicensed drugs in the country.”
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