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Nation

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.

Nation

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.

Nation

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.

Nation

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.

Global Trends

When so many lives are at stake

A drug that can cure Hepatitis C could cost a Malaysian patient RM385,000 for a course, while a similar treatment costs less than RM4,000 in India. Can anything be done about this?

Letters

Don’t trade away lives in TPPA negotiations

From MTAAG+, Petaling Jaya

Letters

Concerns over dearer drugs

Many health, medical and patient groups are protesting against proposals in the TPPA to boost patent rights and severely limit generic medicines.

Global Trends

Concerns over dearer drugs

Many health, medical and patient groups are protesting against proposals in the TPPA to boost patent rights and severely limit generic medicines.

Health

Getting started

Starting HIV treatment may be challenging but it is well worth the effort.