March 31, 2020
Philippines : Doctor Reveals Possible Cure for COVID 19 through OTC, FDA Opposes
Zambales – A doctor from the province of Zambales revealed that a possible cure for COVID-19 is available through Over-The-Counter (OTC) purchase in drugstores.
His name is Dr. Willie Fabunan from San Marcelino in Zambales, Philippines.
According from the reported news through manilastandard.net, the San Marcelino based doctor has experience in treating his patients who are suffering from snakebites, dengue, dog bites as well as HIV or AIDS. Dr. Fabunan is utilizing an anti-viral injection during the process of treatment.
He said that through OTC, a person can purchase such medicine without the need of a prescription. Dr. Fabunan stated that, “We can change the ratio of these combination drugs in treating various ailments.”
To prove the effectiveness of such OTC medicines, he explained that back in 1999, he was able to treat at least 9 HIV/AIDS patients out of 10.
The reported news online likewise revealed that Dr. Willie has an elder brother named Ruben who founded the Fil-Am biotechnology company in Loss Angeles, United States. His brother aims to provide the exact medication for those who are HIV/AIDS victims for their treatment.
Ruben is using the same combination drugs for the treatment.
In an effort to help solve the problem in treating patients with Corona virus (COVID-19) in the Philippines, the good doctor made a petition to allow his anti-drug medicine to cure such pandemic virus.
Dr. Fabunan named the medicine as “Prodex-B” of which he introduced to the Department of Health (DOH).
Along with Help for Life President John Carlos delos Reyes, they submitted their petition online through Change.org to hear their sides. Delos Reyes is a relative of the doctor and they explained that the Prodex-B and Fabunan Anti-Viral (FAI) drug are not exactly the same.
They made an explanation last March 29, 2020 by contacting the Manila Standard.
In addition, Help for Life President published his statement online saying, “We have focused enough on quarantines, lock-downs, testing kits, PPEs, more money from Congress. These are preventive and defensive, very expensive and will drain us in this battle of attrition with the virus. What we need is an anti-viral cure, and we need it now! Without this we lost the war!”
Delos Reyes shared his statement from the popular social media website Facebook.
In line with this, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its own statement online through their official website stating that the use of an anti-viral drug such as the “Prodex-B” has baseless claims, particularly in treating patients with COVID-19. The FDA is strongly advising all the doctors and health experts to follow what is recommended in treating their patients, which the DOH endorsed already.
According to the agency also, “Prodex-B” is made of Dexamethasone with Vitamin B and Procaine and it is important for the people to become aware of it. Despite the spreading news about it for the past days, the DOH is not recommending it for preventing as well as treating the pandemic Corona Virus.
FDA likewise revealed that the anti-viral drug combination has no legitimate registration.
Should any person who had bought such medicine already, the agency is advising them to monitor any potential side effect, as detailed online.