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

Written by Lee Lee – MPS-YPC associate, Registered Pharmacist in the government sector, and wannabe minimalist.   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 […]

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Its Birth and Beyond Last updated on

Written 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 […]

Coronavirus Declared as Global Emergency by WHO Last updated on

Written by Bryan Tan – Marketing and Communications Associate at YPC, currently a Registered Pharmacist at a retail pharmacy, and pun enthusiast.   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 Foreword by Cedric Chua: #ForwardTogether2020 Last updated on

The past decade had been transformative for MPS-YPC. From the relentless championing of young pharmacist issues to the birth of a myriad of initiatives to add value to this group, MPS-YPC had redefined how young pharmacists advocate, connect and develop in an ever changing healthcare industry. Today, fueled by a fast-expanding presence that spreads across […]

MOH Statement on Influenza A Last updated on

Written by Bryan Tan – Marketing and Communications Associate at YPC, currently a PRP at a retail pharmacy, and pun enthusiast.   On 4 January, the Ministry of Health has released a document pertaining the influenza situation in Malaysia. There was an increase in Influenza-like illnesses (ILI) and admission of patients due to severe acute […]

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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 [...]
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Written by J. Z. Low - Clinical pharmacist, and a photography enthusiast. Macrolides are one of the antibiotics that are widely prescribed for ranges of infectious diseases including upper and lower respiratory tract diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and certain skin infections caused by zoonotic origins. The widespread use of macrolides rises a concern in their [...]
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Dr Nusaibah Abdul Rahim - Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Taylor’s University & Secretary and Academic Representative of the MPS Hospital Pharmacy Chapter. When I began my pharmacy journey as a student, I always thought that I would be a community pharmacist and own my dream pharmacy. As a child, I had a fear of going [...]
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Written by Elizabeth Chong - PRP, Sime Darby Medical Centre and Assistant Marketing & Communications of MPS-YPC The word – communication plays such a major role in the profession of a pharmacist. As I reflect on my student days, I was more concerned about learning drug pharmacology and disease states that I had neglected the [...]