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Pharmaniaga not the sole drug concessionaire, ministry clarifies

Deputy health minister explains that it only provides logistics for drugs on the approved products list.

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Is US gov't overreacting to widespread environmental contaminant?

LETTER | Quantity of carcinogen in certain blood pressure medication must be compared to that in food, groundwater and atmosphere. 

by Dr Ong Hean Teik
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Why are medicine prices so high?

COMMENT | Some still prefer prescribing originator drugs despite generics being cheaper and just as effective.

by Lim Chee Han, Penang Institute
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Housemanship backlog due to limited vacancies, minister says

Dzulkefly states public hospitals only capable of absorbing 3,400 grads yearly for training programme.

by Alyaa Alhadjri
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Shortage of medicine at hospitals due to e-procurement and supply issue

PARLIAMENT | Deputy Health Minister says the provision of medicine supplies is sometimes interrupted.

by Bernama
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Aussie scientists develop device warning of impending heart attack, stroke

The device can reportedly identify imminent and dangerous blood clots before they form.

by Bernama
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Medicine prices in Malaysia among the highest?

LETTER | The new health minister's aim to make healthcare more affordable should be applauded. 

by Stephen Ng
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Is M'sian healthcare headed for the ICU?

COMMENT | There is a strong case for a royal commission to report on the need for quality healthcare services.

by Dr Milton Lum
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Cut out the middlemen for better GP medical services

LETTER | Patients and doctors have been waiting for these regulations for more than 12 years.

by Dr Steven KW Chow
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Cuba exploring possibility of producing vaccines in M’sia

Cuban ambassador believes M'sia is ideal due to ample facilities in the country.

by Cecilia Jeyanthi Victor, Bernama
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Bold action on Hep C should be extended to cancer

Proactive governments prioritise people over Big Pharma.

by Charles Santiago
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MOH: Shortage of certain meds due to problems faced by manufacturers

Health DG says ministry is monitoring the situation closely and identifying alternative sources for the medicines to ensure adequate supply.

by Bernama
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Embracing neurodiversity through music therapy

MALAYSIANS KINI | Music therapist Low Ming Yuan empowers autistic people through the arts.

by Koh Aun Qi
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Is there a right price for medicine?

'It is good for the consumer to be informed of the reason why the price of a medicine is high or even low, and if there is an alternative.'

by Dr PT Thomas
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PSD: Pensioners can still turn to public hospitals

This follows the termination of the e-MASS service which allowed pensioners to obtain subsidised medicine from private hospitals.

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Housemen-bashing a scourge of the medical profession

COMMENT | The tradition of harassing juniors has caused casualties in our pool of young doctors.

by Musa Mohd Nordin
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