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COVID-19 Treatment Updates: Remdesivir’s Coming To Malaysia, and KKM Releases Latest Treatment Guidelines Last updated on
Remdesivir in Malaysia As everyone eagerly awaits results from clinical trials regarding treatment and vaccination option(s) for COVID-19, a possible “knight in shining armour” emerges: Remdesivir. Remde-saviour? Currently, the medication is undergoing 6 separate clinical trials for COVID-19: 2 initiated by Gilead (the manufacturer) (moderate & severe manifestations) 2 by health authorities in China (mild/moderate [...]
COVID-19 Pandemic Guidance Document Version 1 (March 2020) Last updated on

In light of COVID-19 and the resultant rapid expansion of pharmacists’ roles, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society has released a guideline for Malaysian pharmacists. COVID-19 Pandemic Guidance Document for Malaysian Pharmacists Version 1 (March 2020) outlines 3 main points that pharmacists can take to ensure optimum participation in the crisis together with other healthcare professionals. The main […]

COVID-19: Updates So Far & The Roles of Pharmacists in A Disease Outbreak Last updated on

Since our last article on COVID-19, so much has changed-the number of reported cases, better understanding of the virus’ characteristics, and its rebranding to COVID-19. After a harrowing month into the new decade, there’s finally some good news in 2020! This article will cover the rationale behind rebranding, latest statistics, and the roles of pharmacists […]

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Its Birth and Beyond Last updated on
By Alan Tan MPS-YPC associate and also a happy-go-lucky PRP that loves nothing better than a good book with a cup of hot tea.   It has been a somber Chinese New Year - no, not just because of less ang paus - but because of the novel coronavirus that still continues to propagate across [...]
Coronavirus Declared as Global Emergency by WHO Last updated on

The recent coronavirus outbreak took us by surprise. This storm came as sudden as a midnight deluge, and it seems like it is here to stay. Admittedly, even I myself am wearing a mask as I type this. What seem to otherwise be commonplace items such as face masks and hand sanitizers are now scarce […]

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Exploring the possibilities of a cure for COVID-19 As Malaysians, you probably had one of these statements popping up in your conversations’ in your family’s Whatsapp chat: How to prevent disease XYZ: take herbs ABC because it has vitamin Z46 which can cure ANY disease, yadda yadda yadda.  As the world enters a third month [...]

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“But they said you will get a fine from the police if you’re not wearing a mask when you are out buying your groceries” “But he said you will need to stock up as much medicines as the government is running out of stock” “But she said there will be not enough food to go [...]

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As we all (should) know by now, the COVID-19 outbreak has recently been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Does this mean we are now given a ticket to ‘appropriately’ panic? The cases in Malaysia have risen dramatically since the first wave. This can be due to a few factors such as [...]

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Written by Yi Chien - Certified Dietitian and Founder of HOMEY A dietitian is a trained health professional who specializes in food and nutrition based on medical problems. Dietitians apply the science of nutrition and translate it into practical methods to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. We work with the healthy [...]

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Written by Laura Buckley - creator of 'Mum Does Drugs' and Primary Care Network Pharmacist, National Health Service, United Kingdom The phone rings and they’re all too busy to answer. and the pharmacist is talking to someone with cancer. No-one wants to break off as distraction leads to mistakes, But when the phone rings again [...]