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Khor 1HealthGood and bad news for half a million Malaysians suffering from Hepatitis C:  there is a new effective medicine but a patient was charged RM385,000 for one course.  In India it is available for less than RM4,000.   Can anything be done about this?

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Khor 1Tariffs_or_TaxationsAfter years of negotiations and public debate, the time has come for the nation to decide whether it is worthwhile joining the TPPA.

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Khor 1Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen Tablets on a Prescription FormA new cure for Hepatitis C has given new hope, but its price is far too high, while a scheme to supply to poor countries excludes Malaysia and other middle income countries.

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Khor 1HealthEbola is a deadly disease, with no approved cure.  This raises various issues, and urgent steps must be taken to contain and fight it.

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Khor 1Affordable_MedicinesA resolution by Health Ministers to formulate a global plan to deal with antibiotics resistance and a new coalition of NGOs to campaign on this issue gives hope that action may finally be coming.

 

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Khor 1Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen Tablets on a Prescription FormAs cancer cases and deaths shoot up, doctors and patients are outraged by the exorbitant cost of medicines and call for action to be taken.

 

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Khor 1Trade_HarbourOf all the issues currently being negotiated on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, none are more important than the ability of patients to get life-saving medicines at affordable prices, which many fear may be a victim of the agreement.

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