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Nation 15 Jan 2022 | 7:00 AM

Malaysia marks journey as Hepatitis C treatment hub of Asia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been featured as the Hepatitis C Treatment Hub of Asia at Expo 2020 Dubai during the opening ceremony of Malaysia Healthcare Excellence week at the Malaysia Pavilion, according to the Malay­sia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC).

World 05 Apr 2021 | 11:45 AM

Cadila seeks nod to repurpose Hepatitis C drug for COVID-19 in India

BENGALURU (Reuters) - India's Cadila Healthcare Ltd has sought approval from local regulators to use a Hepatitis C drug as a treatment for COVID-19 following promising interim results from a late-stage trial, the drugmaker said on Monday.

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 Premium

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 Premium

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 Premium

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 Premium

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 Premium

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.