Watsons, the Philippines’ leading health, wellness, and beauty retailer, is dedicated to championing public health. Aligned with the Department of Health’s advocacy for the use of generic medicines, Watsons provides a wide range of high-quality generics at affordable prices, allowing customers to save up to 80% on prescription costs. Additionally, customers can enjoy up to 30% off when they purchase 30 pieces of Watsons generics through the Comply and Save program.
This commitment was reaffirmed during the recent visit of the Department of Health representatives to the SM North Edsa branch in celebration of Generics Awareness Month. Present were Dr. Constante “JJ” Caluya III and Ms. Amirah Natangcop, along with key executives from Watsons Philippines, led by Ms. Blesie Espin, GOBE Health Controller, and Ms. Belle Pesayco, Trading Health Consultant.
“We stand behind the promotion of generic medicines. They provide accessible and cost-effective alternatives without compromising quality. This initiative aligns with our mission to ensure affordable healthcare for all Filipinos, ” said Dr. Constante “JJ” Caluya III, Medical Officer IV of the Pharmaceutical Division of the Department of Health.
Since its inception in 2014, the Watsons Brand Health Portfolio has significantly expanded over almost a decade. They offer a wide array of branded generic medicines, including vitamins, supplements, prescription medicines for all age groups, cold and flu remedies, pain relief, digestive health, skin care, allergy medications, and more. All Watsons products undergo rigorous testing and adhere to European quality standards.
Watsons places a high emphasis on ensuring top-notch quality for their generic medicines by undergoing the 5-Step Quality Check:
(1). The meticulous assessment of suppliers, involving both Technical and Third-Party Audits to evaluate standards, safety protocols, and operational practices. This thorough evaluation includes compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and social audits covering working conditions and environmental compliance.
(2) Watsons ensures that its supplier partners’ products have been duly registered with the Food and Drug Administration, ensuring paramount safety, efficacy, and overall quality.
(3) During the manufacturing phase, Watsons mandates their suppliers to adhere strictly to approved specifications, a process further reinforced by Certificates of Analysis. This guarantees unwavering consistency in product components and quality.
(4) Prior to delivery, products undergo a comprehensive pre-delivery inspection to ensure they meet stringent packaging and integrity standards.
(5) Even after the market launch, Watsons’ strong commitment to quality remains consistent through Post Marketing Surveillance, which includes vital microbial limit and heavy metal tests.
These underscore Watsons’ enduring dedication to ongoing safety and efficacy in their generic medicines.
“As Watsons Philippines remains steadfast in its commitment to helping customers look good, do good, and feel great, we are dedicated to setting new standards in the health, wellness, and beauty market. This entails offering market-leading products, as well as providing affordable, high-quality, and diverse generic medicine options. Additionally, we aim to pioneer innovative healthcare delivery through initiatives such as the Watsons Health Clinic, Vaccination Services, and Consultation,” stated Ms. Bless Espin, Watsons GOBE Health Controller.
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