The role of the pharmacist in the prevention of drug and herb product interaction

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), traditional and complementary medication (T&CM) is a health practice with strong historical and cultural roots, which has global acceptability and applicability. Therefore, they are in great demand and become more popular worldwide. It is undeniable that herb medication helps to improve some therapeutically […]

AstraZeneca Vaccine and its Distribution in Malaysia

The AstraZeneca vaccine made headlines after health regulators discovered potentially life-threatening blood clots known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). However, health regulators have emphasized that TTS is a possible yet extremely rare side effect, reported only in approximately 9.3 cases per million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Due to the public’s mixed feelings […]

Homeopathy: Should Pharmacists Concerned?

The fundament of current healthcare system is based on medical practice emphasized on science and evidence-based treatment or drugs. This system is called allopathy where professional healthcare workers are licensed to mitigate symptoms and diseases using their scientific knowledge.  In contrast, homeopathy is a complementary treatment based on the concept […]

mRNA and viral vector COVID-19 Vaccines

There are different types of COVID-19 vaccine including mRNA and viral vector vaccine. Pfizer, Moderna are examples of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. On the other hand, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen and Oxford–AstraZeneca are examples of viral vector COVID-19 vaccines.  Based on United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), viral […]

How to reduce the future risk of pandemic?

Covid-19 pandemic brought devastating economic and social disruption. Ten of millions of people are risking to drop into extreme poverty while more than three million of people are dead due to Covid-19. What can we do now to prevent the emergence of pandemic in the future? First, surveillance and detection […]