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Month: March 2010


Pig virus found in vaccine for infant diarrhoea

The Consumers Association of Penang is appalled at the deafening silence by the Ministry of Health and GlaxoSmithKline Malaysia (GSK) over the widespread contamination of Rotarix, GSKs oral vaccine given to infants less than 12 months of age to prevent rotavirus that can cause gastroenteritis leading to vomiting, diarrhea and fever. Batches of Rotarix  all over the world have been contaminated...
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Papaya trees in Perak hit by virus attack

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is very concerned to learn that papaya trees in Perak were hit by deadly virus. Farmers suffered losses as the only remedy is to chop down all the trees. It is reported that the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries had offered supplies of papaya seeds as assistance to farmers that were hit by the latest virus attack. Malaysian papaya...
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Alarming medical error statistics

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) recently came across the findings presented in the Research Highlights of a study on “Patient Safety in Primary Care”. This study was conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in 12 of their primary care clinics in 4 states in Malaysia. From the results, we are alarmed to note that more than 50% of the medical records reviewed from primary healthcare...
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