More mobile health solutions on the rise: Telemedicine
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every industry uniquely, but one challenge that has been felt universally is communication. Amid the lockdowns, communication has been put to the test and we have all begun to realize the value that technology can afford us. As the virus has ravaged communities, the healthcare industry has faced a need […]
Hoarding, price gouging, theft and expired masks – which one may not be as bad as it seems?
While many industries are able to continue working from home, there’s one industry that can’t – the healthcare industry. The pharmacy network, healthcare clinics and hospitals all remain open. Everyday, healthcare workers are on the front line battling infectious disease management and trying to maintain their patients medication adherence, and they depend on personal protection […]
mClinica Pharmacy Solutions Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Persatuan Penolong Pegawai Farmasi Malaysia
On the 5th March 2020 at Serai Restaurant, Paradigm Mall in Malaysia, representatives from mClinica Pharmacy Solutions, a leading healthtech provider, and Persatuan Penolong Pegawai Farmasi Malaysia (PPPFM) signed a memorandum of understanding which seeks to improve education for pharmacy assistants across Malaysia. To achieve this, PPPFM is exploring the introduction of pharmacy-driven mobile technology […]
Plasma-derived therapy a potential coronavirus treatment
On 4 March 2020, Japanese firm Takeda Pharmaceutical Co announced they are working on a plasma-derived therapy to treat high-risk patients infected with COVID-19. They are confident they are close to being one of the first approved treatments against the deadly coronavirus. As the pharmacy network is highly depended upon during this time to answer […]
Informed patients have better outcomes: NDMA contamination alert
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement on 13 September 2019 to alert patients and healthcare professionals of possible contamination of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen, in some ranitidine products. The FDA was first alerted to the contamination by online pharmacy Valisure, who found that the “inherent instability” of the ranitidine […]
Coronavirus – How Southeast Asia is preventing a pandemic effect
As of 26 February, infections of coronavirus have been detected in 28 countries outside of China – 11 of them are Asian countries and some reports have claimed that Southeast Asia is particularly at risk. A study by The Lancet ranks this region among the worst in health care access and equality so, the risk of death due to the coronavirus outbreak […]
Coronavirus: Is there a cure in sight?
The coronavirus has taken the world by storm. As of 23 Feb 2020, the global COVID-19 case count stands at over 78,800 confirmed cases with a death toll of over 2,400. But, there’s also a ray of hope as there have been over 23,000 recoveries and 80% of COVID-19 cases are considered mild. According to WHO less than 14% develop into pneumonia and […]
COVID-19 aka coronavirus: The who, what, when, where, why and how?
What is COVID-19? COVID-19, formerly known as the 2019 novelcoronavirus (nCov-19) and, the Wuhan coronavirus, is an upper respiratory tract illness that has flu-like symptoms. These include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, and sometimes a headache and fever which can last for a few days. This virus however can be deadly and far more threatening among those […]