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Letters 20 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Be strict on folk cures

DATUK DR N. ARUMUGAM,President of Malaysian Medical Association says that the print and electronic media must play their role in curbing the unhealthy practices of traditional medicine practitioners.

Nation 19 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Leave Iraq and let UN take control, OIC tells foreign forces

B>LEAVE IRAQ TO UN (Oct 12):/BThe Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has called for the eviction of foreign forces from Iraq and allow the United Nations to run Baghdad's affairs. This would be the prelude to the restoration of the country's independence and rebuilding of what has been destroyed over the past 20 years - all in accordance with a clear and short timetable, said OIC Secretary-General Dr Abdelouahed Belkeziz.

Nation 15 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Government to ban direct sale of medicinal products

A proposed law to ban direct-selling companies from conducting door-to-door peddling of medicinal products is being formulated to protect consumers.

Business 13 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

The major healthcare players

Focus on Pharmaniaga, KPJ, MOX, Kotra, Duopharma and Apex.

Letters 09 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Deadly syrup not approved for sale

S.M. MOHAMED IDRIS feels that advertising of health supplements must adhere to the same strict advertising rules which cover prescription and non-prescription 'poison' drugs.

Health 28 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Liv-er good life

Perhaps you now see how modern lifestyles do assault the front line defenders of our body! That explains the increase in the availability of nutritional and herbal supplements that provide protection for our body systems.

Business 27 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Advertisers: Too many government rules

StarBiz recently invited leaders in the Malaysian advertising industry for a roundtable discussion on issues and prospects for the industry. This is part two of the discussion.

Letters 22 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Need to verify healthcare supplements

THE Health Ministry has tightened regulations to ensure that claims made by manufacturers of healthcare supplements are not misleading in order to protect the consumers. V.K. CHIN writes.

Letters 21 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Better to trim prices of essential drugs

From S.M. MOHAMED IDRIS President, Consumers Association of Penang

Nation 18 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bitter pill to swallow for health supplement users

Consumers do not stand to gain big discounts with the abolishment of import duty on health supplements as not all prices of products will be reduced, said Malaysian Dietary Supplementary Association (Madsa) pro tem president Jagdev Singh.