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Malaysia’s MOH to cut costs by sourcing more generic drugs
 

Malaysia’s MOH to cut costs by sourcing more generic drugs

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The Malaysian Health Ministry has announced that the budget allocated will be suffice for adequate supply of medicines, reassuring that there will not be any shortages across facilities.
 
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22 Nov 2016 - General
 
Mahmoud AbdelAziz
The efforts made by the Malaysian ministry of health to keep the level of healthcare sectors can't be ignored.using of generic medications is a great idea to less the budget but the ministry of health should make sure as mentioned , to test these medications before permitting their availability to people.
Giving medications to people Every month instead of every 3 months is very dif...
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Malaysia is making sound moves in trimming medication costs. Limiting patient's supply of medication to one month is fair enough since it encourages patients to do follow-up consults. Health can be monitored regularly and hospital admissions can be prevented due to medical complications as a result of poor compliance. Switching to generic medicines that is bioequivalent to the gold standard is also a great way of saving resources. The Malaysians are lucky to have a health department that is ...
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Generic medicines are very cheaper some times but the rate and extent of drug absorption will be same like branded drug. It is better in my view to prefer generic drugs in any disease if available. As You Yi Hong told, mainting health budget for a nation is not merely simple as our home even we get troubled for health estimations. Generic drug incorporation should reduce pressure and government and eventually mor...
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Healthcare budget is always very difficult to balance perfectly. Purchasing the medications, especially the brand name can be very expensive, and will cause a huge financial burden to the healthcare system. If possible, they should always opt for the alternative generic version of the same medication. Generic medications should have the similar active ingredient, dosage, strength, and administration route, comparing to the original brand name version. The generic medication has met the standard...
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In the light of the recent trend adopted by the Malaysian government that continues to cut the budgets instead of raising more funds, sourcing more generic drugs by the Malaysian ministry of health may sound a good move towards providing cheaper medicine. In addition to sourcing drugs, new strategy will be followed to control any wastage of medications like supplying patients with one month’s medication instead of three months. That means the chronic patients will have to go take their medicine ...
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