MSD Malaysia launches dual-mechanism drug that significantly lowers LDL-C levels
Brenda Lau, 28 Jul 2017 MSD Malaysia recently announced the approval of ATOZET, a combination of ezetimibe and atorvastatin in Malaysia, at a media launch, held on 26 July. The once-daily combination tablet boasts a dual mechanism of action – treating two main sources of cholesterol in the blood and claims to reduce LDL-C levels by 27%.
Sarawak government plans initiatives to tackle mental health issues
Reshmin Kaur Cheema, 21 Jul 2017 Sarawak’s Chief Minister conveyed the government’s plans to address mental health problems by increasing funding amongst other things. Representatives at the 29th World Congress of The International Association For Suicide Prevention (IASP) also spoke up about suicide rates in Malaysia.
MOH Malaysia announces changes to Medical Act 2012 and Medical Regulations 2017
Brenda Lau, 05 Jul 2017 Malaysia's Ministry of Health (MOH) has amended the Medical (Amendment) Act 2012 and Medical Regulations 2017, which was set in stone on 1 July. Under the new rules, doctors must have indemnity insurance and attend continuing education courses to upgrade their skills – before they can renew their Annual Practising Certificates (APCs). Other changes include compulsory registration with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) for specialists and the corporatisation of the MMC.
Middlemen triggering various healthcare issues, says MMA
Reshmin Kaur Cheema, 28 Jun 2017 The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is calling for the relevant authorities to acknowledge ethical concerns and healthcare restrictions brought upon by third-party administrators (TPAs).
Give a fair hearing to doctor in cadet’s case, urges MMA
Reshmin Kaur Cheema, 23 Jun 2017 The President of Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) hopes the Health Ministry will give due consideration to the doctor that treated the Navy cadet, who was brutalised and succumbed to his injuries.