Dr Alunes reminds Kapamilyas on the Seniors' Drug Administration
By Marilie Bomediano
Photos by Marilie Bomediano
June 27, 2016
Dr. Alunes, head of the Department of Family and Community Medicine of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, is the strong indigenous person's (IPs) medical advocate, an alumno of Saint Louis University's College of Medicine who specialises in Family and Community Medicine.
"We discussed concerns about giving medications to senior citizens and the evolving issues about the need to really address some effects of drugs when it is self-administered to senior citizens, Dr. Joseph Alunes.
"This is because of the declining anatomical and physiological functions of the elderlies that comes with the different concerns about the overdosing and under-dosing, Dr Alunes added. "That is only secondarily to the concerns about the escalating price of the medicines coupled with the limited resources of the elderly, he added. "Of course there are laws covering about the giving of the restricted drugs, especially on the self-inducing sedatives drugs for the elderlies as well as the young generation. "Still we have to comply to the rules or the statutory laws imposed by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Department of Health (DOH). "As a family physician we still consider the role of the members of the family in giving medications for the elderlies. "They are supposed to be fully knowledgeable of the dosing and of course the correct drugs that will be administered specially to the elderlies! Dr Alunes is affiliated with the Philippine Medical Association, also the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians, the Philippine Neurological Association and the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine.
OTTAWA, CANADA --- Scarborough, Ontario resident George R. Poblete, received the Queen's Sovereign Medal for Volunteers from the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston, during a formal presentation ceremony made at the Rideau Hall at 1 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, on April 24, 2017. (in photo: Queen’s Sovereign Medal for Volunteers awardee George R. Poblete(left) with Right Honourable Governor General...
Coron, Palawan – The “Sleeping Giant” of Palawan looms large over the islands of Coron. Atop the elevated Mt. Batyas an estimated 1,500 steps uphill climb and downhill descent combined, the islands of Coron are visible.
Contents posted in this site, muntingnayon.com, are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not reflect the editorial position of or the writers' affiliation with this website, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine.
This site, muntingnayon.com, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine do not knowingly publish false information and may not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising for any reason whatsoever from this website or from any web link used in this site.