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Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society – Young Pharmacist Chapter is the fastest growing young pharmacists organisation and represents the voices of more than 10,000 pharmacists in the nation. It is an organisation of the people: by pharmacists, for pharmacists.

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Remdesivir: Yay or Nay? Last updated on
Since our last article on Remdesivir, much has been discovered about its potential clinical application via several high-profile clinical trials. On 15th October 2020, we first heard of less-than-promising results from the WHO SOLIDARITY trial that Remdesivir has “little to no effect on hospitalized COVID-19, as indicated by overall mortality, initiation of ventilation, and duration [...]
COVAX: No one is safe until everyone is safe (UPDATED) Last updated on
UPDATED (as of 19th Nov 2020) : Malaysia has decided to pay RM94 million upfront and share guarantee payments upon signing the COVAX facility agreement. This is part of the RM3 billion allocated in Budget 2021 to cover COVID-19 vaccine supply access and development. The Malaysian government has also signed another agreement with the Chinese [...]
We Answer Common Questions About The D614G Mutation Last updated on
Nope, D614G is not the latest breed of durians in town. We hate to burst your bubble, but it is a mutation on the original COVID-19 virus. Simply put, SARS-CoV-2 got an upgrade, for better or for worse. Source: Giphy The recent announcement on 16th August by DG Datuk Dr Noor Hisham that the D614G-type [...]

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As pharmacists, we are likened to the “Information Counter” in the healthcare system. Truth to be told, each and every one of us had encounters where patients or customers come to us with queries on the usage and credibility of certain supplements and products in the market. Let’s be honest, with the soaring popularity of [...]

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Health director-general, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah during press conference on current situation of COVID-19 in our country. Wondering what medicines are being used in our MOH facilities in treating COVID-19 patients despite no specific approved treatment and vaccines for this disease? Recently, our Ministry of Health published a guideline on management of COVID-19 (updated 19th [...]

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Early this year, videos of healthcare workers (HCWs) from China went viral. They were shown worrying for their own and their family’s health after handling COVID-19 patients. That fear reached our shores ever since Malaysia reported our first COVID-19 case, and unfortunately it was not left unfounded. In mid-September, Health Minister Dr Adham Baba announced [...]