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Making cancer treatment more accessible

THE biosimilar version of the breast cancer drug trastuzumab was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December. Not long after, neighbouring Thailand also registered the drug.

Emphasising need for preventive healthcare

DEPUTY Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye hopes the Federal Government will have something in the Budget 2019 to encourage the B40 (bottom 40% of households with monthly income RM3,900 and below) to care more for their health.

Lee: Insurance scheme will take time

KUALA LUMPUR: The social health insurance scheme cannot be implemented in the near future as it has to be accepted by all, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

Internet abuse growing rampant among youths

THOUGH there are many problems that can come about from spending time online, two which plague Malaysian teenagers are excessive online gaming and viewing pornography online.

Ministry: Public hospital charges are ‘all in’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Mi­­nis­try says charges imposed on patients in public hospitals were not just for drugs but for total treatment, including services.

Lee: No restriction on outdoor activities yet

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will not be issuing advice on restricted outdoor activities unless the haze level goes beyond 100 in the Air Pollutant Index (API).

Health Ministry denies cancer drugs cost more at public hospitals

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has denied that certain cancer drugs cost more in public health facilities than in private hospitals.

PKR MP: I was confident Pakatan would win GE14

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR MP Dr Lee Boon Chye says he was confident that Pakatan Harapan would win in GE14, contrary to a recently reported statement by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The making of Dr M’s motley crew’s definition of motley crew as “An odd and often mismatched assortment of people, a group of friends or teammates who don’t seem like they’d work well together, but somehow they do” aptly describes the new Cabinet.

‘Tax-based healthcare system is best’

KUALA LUMPUR: The current healthcare services supported by general taxes should be maintained instead of introducing a whole new national health financing scheme, says a think-tank.