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KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty months after sofosbuvir, the generic Hepatitis C drug was brought into Malaysia through compulsory licensing, only some 4,500 patients have been treated, says the Health Ministry.
PETALING JAYA: Free Hepatitis C screenings will be offered in over 100 locations nationwide in the biggest national screening campaign ever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.