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Nation 08 Aug 2020 | 7:00 AM

More access to Hep C treatment

KUALA LUMPUR: Those at risk of getting Hepatitis C can now get screened, tested and treated if needed, at any Health Ministry clinic nationwide, said the ministry.

Nation 16 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 19 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Pricey problems with medicine

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

Nation 26 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

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.

World 19 Feb 2019 | 7:11 AM

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.

Nation 13 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 12 Feb 2019 | 8:53 AM

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.

Nation 12 Feb 2019 | 12:26 AM

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.

Nation 26 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

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.