Health and Fitness

Orient Euro Pharma Helps PH’s Fight Against COVID-19

Before the pandemic started, the Philippines was seen to have steady economic growth, becoming one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia with an average GDP of 6.3 percent over the ten years until 2019.

However, the onset of the global health crisis brought the country’s economy into recession, breaking almost three decades of uninterrupted growth. Since the pandemic started, the country’s COVID-19 cases are now over 1.6 million as per the Department of Health (DOH) data. 

Major metropolitan areas like Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao, posted the bulk of the COVID-19 cases, and various degrees of community quarantine is implemented to control the spread of the virus.

Helping alleviate challenges

Aligned with their mission and vision of understanding and meeting the real needs of people, Orient EuroPharma Philippines (OEPP), a company creating innovative, affordable, and high-quality pharmaceutical products for cardiovascular, metabolic, and respiratory infections, initiated a program to help alleviate the challenges in the country. 

Through their Project #Hope or Helping Our Patients Every day, OEP recently donated the much-needed Erdosteine to key government COVID-19 medical facilities.

Erdosteine is a mucolytic indicated for the treatment of acute and chronic bronchitis. It has been the subject of numerous clinical trials, showing to be effective as an add-on treatment to Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients for as long as 12 months.

Adding Erdosteine to the usual treatment therapy of hospitalized patients with COVID-related pneumonia and severe respiratory failure helps improve their overall health-related quality of life, says a study published in Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2020 journal.

As part of their corporate responsibility program, OEPP’s #HOPE aims to support around 600 post-covid patients from hospitals, such as the Veterans Memorial Medical Center, the Philippine General Hospital Section of Pulmonology, and Quirino Memorial Medical Center.

“As we create more plans to help the people amid the global health crisis, we hope that this small donation initiative we did can have a huge impact on the patients’ lives. This initiative is also our way of giving back to the community and supporting the Filipino patients afflicted with this deadly disease,” said Sharon Ibay, Product Manager.

Founded in 1982, OEP is a full-scale, multinational pharmaceutical company. Their core competencies not only include pharmaceutical innovation, R&D, manufacturing, sales, and clinical trials but have significantly increased the company’s operational efficiency through vertical integration to provide customers with more complete services.

To know more about Orient EuroPharma,  check out their website at



  1. yanpaladquisol17
    August 16, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Galing naman Salute Orient Euro Pharma sa pagtulong para malabanan ang covid ❤️

  2. yanpaladquisol
    August 16, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Salute sa Orient Euro Pharma sa pagtulong para malabanan ang covid ❤️

  3. meriam Lianza
    August 16, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    I like how Orient Euro Pharma give back to its people and society. This is a big help to our country as we are facing this crisis especially to our front liners and covid-patients.

  4. Mitra Lyka
    August 17, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Good to know na isa si Orient Euro Pharma sa mga nagbibigay ng tulong mga ibang ospitals na need ng gamot for covid.

  5. Ma. Cyril Creer
    August 17, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    I salute Orient Euro Pharma! Sa panahon ngayon kailangan talaga natin Ng tulong para malabanan Ang pandemyang Ito! kAya maraming salamat talaga Sa serbisyong itinulong Ng #OrientEuroPharma !

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