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Lifestyle 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Herbal booster

The Kacip Fatimah is a small plant, but it is reputed to have numerous uses, including increasing a woman#8217;s libido. For the first time, a clinical trial funded by the government and involving several universities and research institutes is being conducted to verify the efficacy of the traditional herbal medicine.

Health 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Regulating supplements

The regulation of pharmaceutical products is based on evidence of quality, safety and efficacy. For the development of a new pharmaceutical product, the whole gamut of pharmacological and toxicological tests, clinical trials and registration protocol may take up to 10 years or more and costs hundreds of millions of dollars.

Health 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Quality assurance

SINCE time immemorial, herbs have been used by man for the relief of various ailments and the maintenance of health and general well-being. A vast amount of useful information on the therapeutic uses of herbs has been accumulated and preserved by various cultures around the world.

Nation 27 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Group worried over sale of illegal drugs

The Malaysian Dietary Supplement Association has voiced its concern over the sale and use of illegal and adulterated drugs.

Health 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Vegetable mode

This year marks a milestone for Cardinal Health when it successfully produced the world#8217;s first animal-free soft capsules called Vegicaps Soft.

Health 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Magic little tablets

Helping the body achieve a healthful state through various medications is a science all by itself, as HOOI YOU CHING discovers. There are many different ways that drugs can be delivered to the body, and these come in diverse packages with distinct characteristics.

Health 02 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Latest drug for ED

Malaysian men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) will soon have another name to ask for when seeking ED treatment advice from their doctors.

Nation 05 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

English compulsory for student nurses next year

English will be a compulsory subject for all nursing students next year in efforts to improve proficiency of the language among healthcare workers, Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said.

Business 11 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Husband and wife team driving force of Doupharma

DUOPHARMA Biotech Bhd was founded by pharmacists Cheah Ting Poh and Ang Bee Lian, a husband and wife team.

Nation 20 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

943 types of illegal drugs seized

A total of 943 types of drugs worth RM774,564.85 which were unregistered or contained dangerous substances were seized in 43 operations carried out by the Perak state Pharmacy Enforcement Unit from January to October.