Curing the highcost-syndrome

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2006) Curing the highcost-syndrome. New Sunday Times.

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    Abstract

    The Health Ministry's announcement last week that it is working on a proposal to cap the prices of more than 1,000 essential medicines is welcome, though the move is long overdue. For a long time, the question of drugs has been a bone of contention between Malaysian health activists and consumers. The last time Malaysia discussed this issue was almost a decade ago but it was of little avail. Maybe this time it will be different. A survey recently (NST, May 9) showed that many Malaysians pay exorbitant prices for their medicines. In fact, drug prices in Malaysia are far above the international reference pricing, a guide on how much medicine should cost. The ministry's list of essential medicines will include antibiotics, aspirin and other painkillers, as well as medicines for high blood pressure and depression.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 17:02
    Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 17:02
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/33411

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