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University, private hospitals to have access to Hep C treatment

KUALA LUMPUR: University and private hospitals will soon have access to more affordable Hepatitis C treatment now that the registration of the first Hepatitis C generic drug under voluntary licensing (VL) has been approved.

Metro News

Highlighting Chinese traditions, culture

PETALING Street, dubbed Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, used to be the main place to shop for Chinese New Year (CNY) goods before the 1990s.


Hep C patient left in the lurch

KUALA LUMPUR: A patient who is on Hepatitis C treatment has to stop his treatment after the allocated 2,000 treatments for this year ran out.


Govt urged to replenish as Hepatitis C med stock in govt hospitals runs out

KUALA LUMPUR: The 2,000 treatments allocated for Hepatitis C patients at government hospitals for this year have been used up, and an NGO is urging the Government to replenish the stock.


MTAAG+ group seeks better treatment for patients

PETALING JAYA: With many Hepatitis C patients still not getting the latest highly effective treatment, an NGO has urged the Government to increase access to treatment for those at risk.


NGOs laud ministry’s efforts as a win for public health

PETALING JAYA: NGOs are happy that patients can now be cured of Hepatitis C after the Government issued a compulsory licence to gain access to the effective drug.

Metro News

Keeping up with latest trends

ALL they had to do was look into the virtual reality headset and visitors at the SEGi College Penang booth at the Star Education Fair were transported to its technology laboratory at another location.


Car buyers have many special year-end deals to choose from

PETALING JAYA: Car buyers are spoilt for choice with the many special year-end deals “on the road”.


Drugs for Hepatitis C can cost as much as RM300,000

Hepatitis C is a ticking time bomb, with just 10% diagnosed out of those thought to be infected with the virus. Only a small percentage of patients can afford the treatment and negotiating a lower price with patent holders is tricky, so the Health Ministry is working to make the drugs more affordable.