How to Fix Taiwanese Medicine?

In recent years, the number of medical disputes has risen rapidly and the industry's regulatory body now reportedly handles an average of 430 cases every year. One prominent medical dispute in 1996 concluded with record compensation of NT$43…

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012

On behalf of the PSS Council and Secretariat, we would like to wish all our members and loved ones a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and a very Prosperous New Year 2012. As Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall on Sunday, the following Monday…

WPPF Season's Greetings Message

NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC PHARMACEUTICAL FORUM Our Western Pacific region, with its great diversity of culture, the end of the calendar year, brings us to a season of celebration reflection. Christmas with its…

Pharmacists Unfairly Blamed

WE read "Malacca Hospital gets more funds" (The Star, Dec 12) and "Hospitals in Malacca out of medicine" (The Star, Dec 7) with dismay. While the pharmacy profession was not named specifically in the articles, the comments unfairly paint the…

Malacca Hospital Gets More Funds

PUTRAJAYA: The medicine shortage at the Malacca Hospital has been resolved as additional funds were disbursed to the hospital last month. Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman, however, said he was not satisfied with the slow…

Medicine Shortage due to Allocation Delay

Compiled by LIM WEY WEN, NG SI HOOI and A. RAMAN THE recent medicine shortage at the Malacca Hospital was due to a delay in the Health Ministry's allocation for the purchase of new supply, Kosmo! reported. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali…

Hospitals in Malacca Out of Medicine

MALACCA: The state government has promised fresh supply of medicine at public hospitals following a shortage which caused misery to patients for nearly a month. State Health, Project Rehabilitation, Suburban Development and NGO committee chairman…

Rising Costs: Even the Rich Go to Govt Health Centres

I REFER to the letter "Health should not be only about wealth" (NST, Nov 11). Though enlightening, the reality is far more complex. The suggestion to keep costs minimal and manageable is a daunting task as there are many players involved in…

7th National Pharmacy R&D Conference 2012:Pharmacy Research: New Frontiers Towards The Nations Needs

Tentative Date: Jun 2012 Venue: TBA   Conference Programme: Plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations on the following areas:  Ÿ   Safety, efficacy and quality  Ÿ   Pharmacy Practice  Ÿ   Clinical Pharmacy  Ÿ   Pharmacoeconomics…

PGA Newsletter - Vol.1 No.30 November 2011

APLF names new chair The Australian Pharmacy Liaison Forum (APLF) is an independent coalition of representatives from ten peak national pharmacy organisations who work together on common issues of national importance to the pharmacy profession…