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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
  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 the entire globe. Having been declared a global health emergency, the virus has infected over 20 thousand people and proven fatal to 427.  Today, [...]
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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It’s the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast from sunup to sundown for 29-30 days. Healthy Muslims have to abstain from eating, drinking, taking oral medications, smoking and involving in sexual activities about 12-14 hours daily in Malaysia. Individuals with chronic diseases including diabetes are exempted from fasting if their condition is severe or [...]

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I bet all of you have heard that COVID-19 has no approved specific treatment to date. Currently, clinicians are still counting on a few experimental agents which we have covered previously; Remdesivir, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. There’s a new kid on the block who’s creating quite a buzz recently; COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma. So, what is this [...]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to leave our norms into an uncharted course of life. Let’s just get it straight, while all of us do practice personal hand hygiene,not all of us are into it; “Water is enough”, “No dirt not very dirty leh”. However, ever since the global emergency, the Ministry of Health [...]

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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 [...]