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Doctor in the House: What Happens When Medicines Are in Short Supply?

Dr George Lee, Consultant Urologist | Dr Mark Cheong, Pharmacist & Public Health Researcher

10-Jun-22 16:00

Doctor in the House: What Happens When Medicines Are in Short Supply?

On top of worrying about food shortages - especially chicken - there have been some recent concerns over a shortage of medicines as well. However, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has reassured that these shortages only apply to some over-the-counter medicines, and that government health facilities still have adequate supply. But is medicine security something that we need to strengthen as well? Consultant urologist Dr George Lee discusses this with pharmacist and public health researcher Dr Mark Cheong. 


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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek


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Categories:  health policy

Tags:  medicine securitymedicine wastagemedicinesmedicationsdrugspharmaceutical


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