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Mandatory Immunisation Proposal to Be Discussed Last updated on

Written by Bryan Tan – Marketing and Communications Associate at YPC, currently a PRP at a retail pharmacy, and pun enthusiast   On May 8, the proposal on mandatory immunisation will be tabled with the Ministry of Health’s steering committee. This is to be done before it is presented to the cabinet. Opinions from various […]

Practical Guide to Diabetes Management in Ramadhan Last updated on

Written by Bryan Tan – Marketing and Communications Associate at YPC, currently a PRP at a retail pharmacy, and pun enthusiast   Malaysia is one of the countries with a high prevalence of diabetic patients. Malaysia is also a country which majority of its citizens observe the Ramadhan fast every year. Diabetic patients who fast […]

Smoking Ban (Officially) Starting July 1 Last updated on

Written by Bryan Tan – Marketing and Communications Associate at YPC, currently a PRP at a retail pharmacy, and pun enthusiast   From 1 July onwards, those who still smoke cigarettes at eateries will be issued summons. Despite the announcement of the ban earlier this year, many eateries can still be seen drowning in cigarette […]

Poison Found in Cosmetic Product Last updated on

Written by Bryan Tan – Marketing and Communications Associate at YPC, currently a PRP at a retail pharmacy, and pun enthusiast   This is not an april fool’s joke! The Desk of the Director General of Health released a statement on 1 April on 2 cosmetic products found to contain a scheduled poison. The 2 […]

Recall of Losartan Last updated on

On early March, the Ministry of Health Malaysia released a statement regarding the recall of 7 types of medication containing the active ingredient Losartan. This came about after some of these angiotension II receptor blocker (ARB) were found to contain unacceptable amount of nitrosamine, a substance which is possibly carcinogenic, or has the potential to […]

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Tobacco Written by Dr. Koong Heng Nung -  Founding Director of the Tobacco Free Generation International & Medical Director of Koong & Ho Surgery Pte Ltd. Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital A common social challenge the youth face is addictions especially to nicotine. The legal acceptability of nicotine, superimposed onto the experimental phase of a life [...]
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Tobacco Written by Ms Huang Wenya Naomi, Singapore TFG Advocate since 2019 350km away from home, in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, I started my first advocacy efforts for the Tobacco Free Generation. Our audience included respected members from the Malaysian Women’s Action on Tobacco and Health and young leaders from the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society- Young [...]
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Interprofessional Collaborations Pharmacist Strategies Effective interprofessional collaborations, such as those between doctors and pharmacists, improves patient outcomes (Reeves, 2016).  Yet it can be challenging, as junior pharmacists, to know how to best approach these collaborations especially when it involves telling a doctor about a prescribing error. As a pharmacist and health professions education researcher, along with [...]
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Written by Sera Chin – Dietitian In a scientific plant-based nutrition and medicine congress (VegMed 2018) held in Berlin this April, intermediate results from an on-going preliminary study on the effects of intermittent fasting with a plant-based diet in the treatment of cancer were presented. One of the participants of the study, who was in [...]
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Written by John Yeo - Pharmacist, Business Development Manager at Advanx Health Back when I was a graduate in the year 2015, I was excited and enthusiastic about starting my career as a pharmacist. I had made internship applications even before my finals as I did not want to waste any time waiting. Many among my [...]