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At the recent Malaysian Community Pharmacy Business Forum (MyCPBF), a discussion forum was held on the subject of “Transcending Primary Healthcare Services: The Future of Specialized Pharmacy Services and Pharmacy Specialization”.



Practical applications for digital technology in the improvement of patient access to healthcare were the focus of this year’s Malaysian Innovative Healthcare Symposium (MIHS 2018) held recently in Selangor.



Healthcare apps have the potential to mitigate the rising tide of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Malaysia by improving access to knowledge and incentivising behavioural changes, says an expert.



MIMS Pharmacist speaks to Khaled bin Ghazali, assistant treasurer of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS), and Nik Nurma Nik Yahya, vice-president of the Kelantan Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild (MCPG) to find out more about their experiences with state-wide collaboration among the Kelantanese pharmacy community.



With new digital technologies growing increasingly involved in contemporary healthcare, an upcoming symposium aims to place the implications for patient welfare at the centre of the discussion.



The Ministry of Health (MOH) has clarified its move to temporarily suspend Patient Access Schemes (PAScs) that provided free high-cost medications to patients in need.



The 13th iteration of the National Gathering of Pharmacy Students (NoGAPS) will be held in late September this year in Kota Damansara, Selangor.



With an estimated 1.3 million Malaysians still living with uncorrected cataracts, pharmacists are stepping up for training to help identify and refer those individuals to treatment.



MIMS Pharmacist speaks to community pharmacist Chan Chiew Ying about his experiences and opinions as a certified smoking cessation service provider.



Providing healthcare services does not come cheap, and it seems to provide slim profit margins for hospitals. On top of that, there are unclaimed medical bills—accumulated over the years—which leads to financial strain and difficulties to upgrade the services. Not forgetting also, with the rising cost of living, the healthcare prices have also increased—leaving many unable to pay their medical bills, and ultimately, the amount of healthcare debt to increase.


In conjunction with Father’s Day, MIMS Today features Professor Dr Abdul Latiff bin Mohamed, a cardiologist from Hospital Pakar An-Nur. He is also one of the founders of Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS), where he is now the Deputy President of Student Affairs and Alumni.
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Specialization in pharmacy: looking to the future of practice

At the recent Malaysian Community Pharmacy Business Forum (MyCPBF), a discussion forum was held on the subject of “Transcending Primary Healthcare Services: The Future of Specialized Pharmacy Services and Pharmacy Specialization”.