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Get generic version of new anti-HIV drug, says expert

He says some of those infected with HIV might fail to be treated under the current regimen.

Kick the habit, deputy minister advises smokers in health ministry

Dr Lee Boon Chye confirms male staff underwent a smoking test today.

Raid on gynae’s office not racially motivated, says health ministry

The deputy health minister says the inspection was carried out to safeguard the people.

Govt pushing for strict laws on vape, e-cigarettes

Malaysia wants to club e-cigarettes and vaporisers together with tobacco products under a single law that would prohibit promotions and advertising usage in public areas and use by minors.

Asthma, conjunctivitis cases continue to rise as a result of haze

However, cases involving upper respiratory tract infection take a dip during the past week.

Govt working to determine source of patient data leak

The health ministry says the leak could have happened at any healthcare facility including private hospitals and university medical centres.

Will Pharmaniaga get another long-term deal with Putrajaya?

The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says there should be a review of the drug procurement system to prevent monopolistic practices.

Hospitals brace for more patients as haze worsens

Deputy minister advises those with respiratory diseases to stay home or wear masks when going outside.

Cabinet to get full report on Kg Kuala Koh Orang Asli...

The government has been accused of inaction over its investigation into the deaths of the Orang Asli villagers there.

Putrajaya rapped over ‘silence’ on Orang Asli deaths in Kampung Koh

Nothing has materialised four months after 15 members of the Batek community perished, says report.

30,000 warning letters issued to smokers

The health minister says officers who are caught smoking on ministry premises will be subjected to stringent action.

Vaping liquid worth RM1.4 mil, believed to contain nicotine, seized

The operation against 78 outlets follows complaints on the sale of vaping liquid containing nicotine to students.

Smoking ban in public places cannot be challenged, High Court told

Senior federal counsel Shamsul Bolhassan says smokers can still smoke if they wish but they have to do it 3m away from any restaurant.

Dengue death toll rises in Malaysia, number of cases doubles

The health ministry says 70% of the cases were reported in urban areas.

Doctors must give prescription slip if patient requests it, says health...

Dzulkefly Ahmad says certain obstacles must be removed before it becomes mandatory for doctors to issue such prescription slips to help pharmacists dispense medicines.

Tobacco firm questions govt’s will to curb illegal cigarette problem

JTI Malaysia says there has been an increase in the consumption of illegal tobacco and nicotine products.

Food poisoning cases up by 24%, including in schools, reveals Dzulkefly

He says till May this year, 213 cases were reported, including 68 at government schools and 26 at private schools.

Health ministry not practising eugenics, says Dzulkefly on contraceptive jabs for...

The minister says authorities must pre-empt and debunk nuances and insinuation by critics that Orang Asli women are being forced to take contraceptive injections.

WhatsApp blocks ministry’s smoking ban hotline over snooping complaints

The hotline allows the public to send photographs of those who light up in no-smoking zones.

Now 11 Orang Asli in Pahang, Terengganu down with measles

37 cases in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang have also been confirmed as measles after laboratory tests.

Health ministry probes recalled bottled drinking water

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the Starfresh brand is meant for the Singapore market and not sold in Malaysia.

Judicial review on smoking ban to be heard on Aug 22

Seven individuals are challenging the health ministry's decision to gazette all places in the country as non-smoking areas from Jan 1 this year.

MMC to act against doctors caught supporting anti-vaxxers

The health minister says the government will continue to hold dialogues with groups opposing vaccination.

Health ministry intends to take in more contract nurses

Dzulkefly Ahmad says his ministry has applied to the Public Service Department to increase the quota to overcome the current shortage.

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