Albert Francis E. Domingo, MD

my flight of ideas

The Philippine Puzzle of Missing Medicines and Maldistributed Health Workers

Unmet need for healthcare and its derived factors of production such as medicines and labour is not the same as demand for these factors (Dussault G. and M. Vujicic 2008). The combination of a shortage of pharmaceuticals and a surplus of labour on the background of unmet need may be seen in a low middle-income […]


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From Guilty Pleasure to Medicinal Measure: Evolving Cannabis Policy in the Philippines

When is a drug “therapeutic” as opposed to “recreational”? The first term connotes an established usage in clinical medicine, while the second implies use for leisure with attendant state intervention in varying degrees across multiple jurisdictions. Cannabis, which is more commonly known as marijuana, has the primary psychoactive ingredient Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); other molecules found in […]


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Never Again to Martial Law -An Edralin’s Perspective

On this day of remembering the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines, I usually avoid commenting. “Edralin” being my middle name, I usually get a few puns at the least and backbiting flak at the most. But please indulge me this time. I find that the misplaced reminiscing for an allegedly better Marcos era […]


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