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Health 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Regulating TCM

Traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) has over the years been sought by many to cure illnesses and ailments. AUDREY EDWARDS spoke to Health Deputy Director-General, Datuk Dr Ismail Merican, on efforts to ensure TCM is safe and beneficial for those who use it.

Nation 16 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Limits on dietary supplements soon

Mandatory guidelines on the recommended dosage for vitamins and minerals will be ready next month to protect consumers from taking too much of these dietary supplements, Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said.

Health 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Generic vs branded drugs

Nation 19 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Brunei’s Sufri Bolkiah divorces former singer Mazuin Hamzah

After 17 years of marriage, the Sultan of Brunei's brother Pengiran Muda Sufri Bolkiah has divorced his Malaysian wife Pengiran Bini Mazuin Hamzah, a former popular singer and drummer of local group Quinnary M, I>Utusan Malaysia /I>reported.

Letters 02 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Drug authority takes consumer safety seriously

From DATUK CHE MOHD ZIN BIN CHE AWANG, Director, Pharmaceutical Services Division, Health Ministry

Nation 11 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

More men turning to illegal sex stimulants

The black market for medical products in the country is growing because more Malaysian men are turning to illegal sex stimulants, said a Health Ministry official.

Nation 15 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Agents lodge report over bonuses

Agents for a bee-pollen-based health food have lodged a police report against the direct sales company distributing the product, alleging that they were not paid bonuses due to them.

Health 20 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tradition meets science

In ayurveda, herbs are believed to promote well-being and provide remedies for various ailments. TEE SHIAO EEK follows the trail of herbal medicine to India, where one drug company has pioneered the use of modern science to develop contemporary herbal drugs.

Health 07 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Drugs within means

MEDICAL science has been taking great big steps forwards, and as a result, given us newer and better therapies to treat the various diseases and disorders that plague us.

Health 07 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Quality assurance

ALL pharmaceutical products #150; innovator and generic #150; in Malaysia undergo quality control inspection by the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB), the country#146;s drug regulatory body.