Pandemic Struggles Vol 4: Doctors (Part I) Last updated on
The Pandemic Struggles series will not be complete without the doctors' perspectives. Being the key front-liner in triage, screening, diagnosis and prescribing, this battle to COVID-19 would have been lost without them. In our special two-part episode, we share a snippet of the challenges faced by a doctor who has been serving for 9 years [...]
Work From Home Struggles Last updated on
Work plays a very big part of our livelihood and in fact, we spend roughly 90,000 hours of our lifetime at work. While many of us may grumble over the woes of having to sling the pills to pay the bills, this very workplace also provides us an escapism. For some, it’s the me-time away [...]
Convalescent Plasma – Promising Rescuer of COVID-19? Last updated on
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 [...]
Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine: NOT The Magic Bullet Last updated on
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 [...]
Roles of a Pharmacist in a Pandemic Last updated on
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 [...]