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Loh Foon Fong

foonfong@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Loh Foon Fong

13 Feb 2019 | 2:30 PM

Health Ministry: No approval for products claiming to cure dengue, Zika

KUALA LUMPUR: The Drug Control Authority (DCA) has never approved any herbal products that claim to cure or prevent dengue, Zika or Chikungunya, says the Health Ministry.

13 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

MSF gives thumbs up for Hep C efforts

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has received a boost from an international medical humanitarian organisation for its effort to gain access to generic versions of a Hepatitis C drug.

12 Feb 2019 | 4:53 PM

Dr Dzulkefly thanks MSF for supporting Malaysia’s move on Hepatitis C drug

KUALA LUMPUR: In a tweet, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad thanked international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for its support and solidarity with Malaysia’s stance on its use of compulsory licensing (CL) to gain access to generic versions of a Hepatitis C drug.

12 Feb 2019 | 8:26 AM

Medical aid group MSF supports Malaysia's compulsory licensing stance


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been facing continuous pressure from pharmaceutical companies and their political allies ever since it used compulsory licensing (CL) to gain access to generic versions of a Hepatitis C drug in 2017.

11 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Expert: Dengue patients should get tested for Chikungunya, too

KUALA LUMPUR: People living in Chikungunya endemic areas should get themselves tested for the disease other than getting a standard dengue test, says Sungai Buloh Hospital Infectious Disease Unit head Datuk Dr Christopher Lee.

4 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Remove cancer treatment barriers

WHEN cancer hits, it hits regardless of one’s background. But for the poor who live in rural areas, it is a double blow.

31 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Pakatan slammed over GLC move

KUALA LUMPUR: Activists and an academician have welcomed the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP), but they disagreed with the Pakatan Harapan government for backpedalling on its promise to ban politicians from heading government-linked companies (GLCs).

30 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

PM: Govt and rakyat must work together to curb wrongdoings

PUTRAJAYA: Fighting corruption is the responsibility of everyone, from the Prime Minister himself to those who should be teaching children to stay away from graft.

Team effort: Dr Mahathir presenting a copy of the NACP guidebook to Mohamad during the launch at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre. Looking on are (from left) Mohd Shukri, Abu Kassim and Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar.
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29 Jan 2019 | 12:44 PM

LGE: Wait for my statement on ECRL

KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says he has been advised by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad not to make any announcement relating to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project yet.

29 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Better healthcare access with PeKa B40

PUTRAJAYA: Transport cost incentives will be provided for the low-income B40 group under the health protection plan, now named Peduli Kesihatan scheme (PeKa B40), bes­ides health screenings, medical devices aid and incentives for completing cancer treatment.

For the people: Dr Dzulkefly (centre) launching the PeKa B40 at the Health Ministry in Putrajaya. With him are (from left) Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye, ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Ab Latiff Abu Bakar and Health secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Chen Chaw Min. — Bernama

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