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Category: Health EN

Dispensing Separation: Ensuring Medication Safety

There has been a lot of discussion in the media on the old issue of Dispensing Separation lately. Many of the arguments put forth are on areas like convenience, accessibility and even competency. While CAP feels that although these are important for the consumers, Medication Safety to patients should be of paramount importance and this should be the main consideration for the authorities to take...
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Malaysians don’t sleep enough and suffer health problems

The Consumers Association of Penang calls on consumers to inculcate good sleeping habit as getting enough sleep is the key to good health. According to a regional survey Malaysians get only 6.4 hours of sleep on average. This leads to a sleep gap of 1.6 hours short of the recommended 8 hours of sleep. Mobile devices and spending time online is one of the leading causes of this sleep deprivation....
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Malaysians must reduce sugar intake by 80%

November 14 is World Diabetes Day. On this occasion, the Consumers Association of Penang calls on consumers to reduce their sugar intake by as much as 80% to curb diabetes which is increasing at an alarming rate in Malaysia. We are the top country in ASEAN for having the highest number of diabetics and sixth in the Western Pacific region. The prevalence rate of the disease in Malaysia had shot...
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Procurement Of Questionable Medical Equipment

The Consumers Association of Penang refers to news reports regarding the procurement of questionable medical equipment by the Ministry of Health. We are shocked that the Health Ministry would even consider, let alone actually purchase medical equipment of dubious quality and origins to be used on and by patients. Now that the cats out of the bag, several things come to mind and we feel it is...
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Invasion of chemicals in our daily life: Opt for healthy lifestyle by avoiding hazardous chemicals

CAP views with dismay the presence of a wide range of hazardous chemicals in consumer products including food items. Malaysians are of the mindset that any new consumer products that are advertised are safe for consumption. The truth is some of these products carry with them toxic chemicals harmful to health. Children’s favourite junk food and processed food are saddled with artificial...
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Stop the pollution in Kg Tengku Laxamana

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Kedah state government to take stringent action against a rice miller who has been disposing and burning paddy husk in Kampung Tengku Langkasama near Kuala Kedah. The burning of paddy husk has resulted in serious air pollution here.  In addition to the dust and ash flying in the air surrounding the nearby village and housing estate, the problem also causes...
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Scrap the Irrelevant HPV Vaccination Programme

CAP calls for the scrapping of the National HPV Vaccination Programme for 13-year-old Malaysian girls because it is irrelevant and the vaccines have deadly side-effects. The RM150 million project which targets 300,000 schoolgirls uses vaccines which protect against 4 HPV (Human Papillomavirus) types which had correlation with cervical cancer. There are about 200 HPV types in total — 40 of...
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CAP calls for Halal certification of medicine and food supplements

CAP is concerned that medicine and food supplements containing substances prohibited for consumption by Muslims are being sold to them by hospitals and pharmacies. Many Muslims consume them without realizing that they are violating their religious dietary laws.   Medicines and supplements containing porcine (pork) and bovine (beef) source elements (gelatin used in capsules) are widely used...
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Who Pays the Price: Human Costs in Electronics

This short documentary reveals the hazards of the electronics industry in China profiling workers poisoned by chemicals and their struggle for compensation. Thousands of young people in China enter export factories to make the West's favorite electronic gadgets, only to find they have contracted occupational diseases or worse, leukemia, by the age of 25. This 10 minute video is the culmination...
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