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Free Hepatitis C testing nationwide

PETALING JAYA: Free Hepatitis C screenings will be offered in over 100 locations nationwide in the biggest national screening campaign ever.

Pricey problems with medicine

A global ‘war’ on exorbitant drug prices looks set to be sparked at a meeting in Geneva tomorrow.

Ministry calls on WHO to look into drug pricing

KUALA LUMPUR: Amidst pressure against Malaysia for using compulsory licensing (CL) to gain access to generic versions of a Hepatitis C drug, the Health Ministry has urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) to look into the pricing system of medicine by big pharmaceutical companies.

As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, for patients in their twilight years.

MSF gives thumbs up for Hep C efforts

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has received a boost from an international medical humanitarian organisation for its effort to gain access to generic versions of a Hepatitis C drug.

Dr Dzulkefly thanks MSF for supporting Malaysia’s move on Hepatitis C drug

KUALA LUMPUR: In a tweet, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad thanked international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for its support and solidarity with Malaysia’s stance on its use of compulsory licensing (CL) to gain access to generic versions of a Hepatitis C drug.

Medical aid group MSF supports Malaysia's compulsory licensing stance

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been facing continuous pressure from pharmaceutical companies and their political allies ever since it used compulsory licensing (CL) to gain access to generic versions of a Hepatitis C drug in 2017.

Ministry redistributes Hepatitis C medicine stock

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has redistributed limited Hepatitis C drug stocks to hospitals that need it to ensure the continuity of supply to all patients while waiting for the additional new stock to arrive.

Hepatitis C medicines being redistributed, new supply to arrive next month

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has redistributed limited Hepatitis C drug stocks to hospitals to ensure patients get their supply while waiting for new supplies to arrive.