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What is the relation of Republic Act no 8172 to R.A 9711? And how should the circular of the Department of Health vis-a-vis any issuance of the Food and Drugs Administration concerning the issue be interpreted.
The former law is known as Asin law or “An Act Requiring Salt Iodization Nationwide and for related purposes”. The latter is FDA Act of 2009 or “An Act Strengthening and Rationalizing the Regulatory Capacity of the Bureau of the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) by Establishing Adequate Testing Laboratories and Field Offices, Upgrading its Equipment, Augmenting its Human Resource Complement, Giving Authority to Retain its Income, Renaming it to Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Amending Certain Sections of Republic Act no. 3720, as Amended, and Appropriating Funds Thereof”. (more…)