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OUR OUTREACH PROGRAMMES

CARE

Formed in 2006 as an outreach programme by the FPMPAM and St John’s Ambulance, Malaysia, the Citizen’s Action in Response to Emergencies (CARE) runs education programs to teach...

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DrsWhoCare

DrsWhoCare was formed in 2002 by Dr Steven Chow to provide a second chance in life to recovering addicts. To achieve his goal, Dr Chow engaged with family doctors to treat drug addiction..

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Jiwa Baru

To spread awareness and to change the prevailing negative stigma associated with drug addiction, the FPMPAM along with its sister society, the Addiction Medicine Association of Malaysia launched Jiwa Baru ..

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Statement of the FPMPAM on the issue of Drs and Sdn Bhd
     

The Federation have issued this statement in response to the article in Malaysiakini 22.7.2016 where among other things it was stated that,

"The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) currently only contents that medical practitioners that provide medical consultancy in the private hospital are not allowed to carry on that business source using Sdn Bhd but instead should be reported using sole proprietorship."

"In short, only the income received from private hospital by the doctor is to be reported under the doctor sole proprietor name and not in the Sdn Bhd. The recent directive or guideline issued by the IRB to the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) would mean that despite there being a contract entered into between the private hospital and the Sdn Bhd owned by the doctors, they have to revert back to sole proprietorship now"

The Federation questions the validity of this statement. The stand of the Federation is as follows: --> read


     

 
REAKSI - Drug Safety News
     

In This Issue: Epoeitin-associated PRCA: Current Scenario in Malaysia --> read


     

 
Changing landscape for the private practitioner – requiem for a good doctor
     

An article published in The Star in April 2006.... --> read


     

 
Circular from MOH
     

Peringatan Kepada Ahli Profesional Kesihatan Swasta Untuk Tidak Mempreskripsi / Membekalkan Produk Persediaan Cecair Oral Untuk Rawatan Batuk Dan Selesema Kepada Kanak-Kanak Berumur di Bawah Dua Tahun. --> read


     

 
Deforestation Clears Way for Zoonotic Malaria in Malaysia
     

Intensive deforestation in Malaysia’s rainforestsisexposingmorehumanstoatypeofmalariapreviouslyfoundonlyinlong- tailandpigtailmacaques, reportaninternationalteamof investigator.... --> read


     

 
TPP: trade-off s for health behind closed doors
     

A dozen countries have signed the Trans-Pacifi c Partnership, a major trade agreement that has complex implications for global health. Ted Alcorn reports from New York. --> read


     

 
Buletin MADRAC Dec 2015
     

In This Issue: Succinylated Gelatin Intravenous Infusion Products - Summary of Safety Review in 2015, Amlodipine: Possible Risk of Blurred Vision, Cardiovascular Adverse Events Related to Diclofenac, etc --> read


     

 
Drugs Past Their Expiration Date
     

Healthcare providers are often asked if drugs can be used past their expiration date. Because of legal restrictions and liability concerns, manufacturers do not sanction such use and usually do not even comment on the safety or effectiveness of their products beyond the date on the label. --> read


     

 
To the Young Doctors of 1895
     

The schools have turned out this year an unusually large number of physicians. Where they will all go? what will they all do? and how many will succeed in reaching a high professional level? --> read


     

 
Buletin MADRAC August 2015
     

In This Issue: New Restrictions of Use for Metoclopramide and Domperidone; Rotavirus Vaccine: Risk of Intussusception, etc --> read


     

 
PHFSA 1998 and Regulations 2006: A Relook at the notes from the Dialogue with the Director General of Health,1st November 2011.
     

Originally posted 5 Jan 2012 --> read


     

 
Buletin MADRAC April 2015
     

In This Issue: Annual Report for 2014 --> read


     

 
REAKSI - Drug Safety News
     

In This Issue: Bromocriptine: Not to be Used Routinely for Lactation Suppression. Febuxostat: International Reports of Agranulocytosis and DRESS --> read


     

 
3 Ways to Let Your Doctor Know, You Care.
     

Doctors’ Day in Malaysia is on 10th October. This year’s theme is “Your Doctor Cares for You”. This should be a day that we celebrate and appreciate the doctors who have supported and cared for the current and future wellbeing of you and your family. These are some of the ways you can show your Doctor that appreciation this 10th October. --> read


     

 
Health Advisory from FPMPAM 11 Sep 2015
     

The worsening haze situation in Kuala Lumpur and certain regions of Malaysia does not show any signs of improvement. It seems to be worsening from day to day. Our doctors are increasing concerned. --> read


     

 
Merdeka Awards Roundtable: Health Matters: Challenges In Sustaining Quality & Affordable Healthcare for All Malaysians
     


     

 
Circular from National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau
     

Makluman isu-isu keselamatan terkini bagi produk-produk yang mengandungi metoclopramide dan domperidone --> read


     

 
5 Things You Did Not Know About Doctors’ Day
     

A new trade agreement being negotiated between 12 countries has come under fire from health campaigners who say it will push up drug prices and weaken health services..--> read


     

 
Trans-Pacific trade pact triggers fears over drug prices
     

A new trade agreement being negotiated between 12 countries has come under fire from health campaigners who say it will push up drug prices and weaken health services..--> read


     

 
The Trans-Pacific Partnership — Is It Bad for Your Health?
     

International trade deals once focused primarily on tariffs. As a result, they had little direct effect on health, and health experts could reasonably leave their details to trade professionals. Not so today. .--> read


     

 
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
     

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a highly lethal respiratory disease caused by a novel single-stranded, positive-sense RNA betacoronavirus (MERS-CoV). Dromedary camels, hosts for MERS-CoV, are implicated in direct or indirect transmission to human beings, although the exact mode of transmission is unknown. .--> read


     

 
REAKSI - Drug Safety News
     

In This Issue: New Alerts on Serious Skin Reactions. Chlorhexidine Solutions: Risk of Chemical Burns to Skin in Premature Infants.--> read


     

 
Don’t mention the P word
     

If I ran the NHS I would begin by abandoning all “pathways.” Many of medicine’s woes are self inflicted. Technological advances have driven a degree of subspecialisation that is insupportable Patients often attest to the bewildering fragmentation of their care. The sticking plaster, often designed to remedy this after the event, is the care pathway..--> read


     

 
Doctor is now an outsourced contractor
     

THE Goods and Services Tax comes into effect today. Most people, including me, are prepared to comply with this new taxation system on our purchases of goods and services. But please allow me to share my musings from the viewpoint of a long-serving medical professional, who has believed over the years that he is a core provider of healthcare. --> read


     

 
Layanan CBP ke atas profesional jagaan kesihatan
(update 25 March 2015)
     

Official letter from Ibu Pejabat Kastam DiRaja Malaysia --> read


     

 
Dispensing separation
     

Everyone gets ill. Sometimes, the illness is self-limiting and does not require treatment. At other times, it requires diagnosis and treatment by a doctor. Diagnosis requires taking a history and a physical examination. Investigations to confirm the diagnosis are not uncommon.. .--> read


     

 
Layanan CBP ke atas profesional jagaan kesihatan
     

Official letter from Ibu Pejabat Kastam DiRaja Malaysia --> read


     

 
"Has the Law Forced Doctors to Practice Defensive Medicine?" - A dialogue with Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram
     

The Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia (MLSM) and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) would like to invite you for a dialogue with Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram on the topic "Has the Law Forced Doctors to Practice Defensive Medicine?" --> more


     

 
Healthcare should be GST-exempt as promised in 2013
     

In response to the statement from the Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam, that not all drugs will be zero rate, the Federation of Private Medical Practitioners’ Associations Malaysia (FPMPAM) calls for the Government to assess the GST implications for healthcare and fullfill its pledge made in October 2013 on the Budget 2014 that both public and private healthcare services will be GST exempt. --> more


     

 
To fight misery of drugs, each must do his part
     

DRUG abuse is a major public health problem that impacts society on multiple levels. Despite the government spending millions a year on its drug eradication programme, the number of drug addicts detected each year has not abated, with many of them being recidivists. --> more


     

 
Cost of private healthcare will go up
     

The Federation of Private Medical Practitioner's Associations Malaysia strongly disagreed with the statement from Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan that private hospitals and clinics have no reason to raise prices after implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) next year. --> more


     

 
Profits Before Health: An Insurance Tell-All
     

Wendell Potter is a health insurance company executive turned whistleblower and regular guest on the cable channel MSNBC. He has written a very readable—and sometimes riveting—account of how the health insurance industry advanced its interests in the recent debate on health care reform, as well as how it operates on a day-to-day basis... --> more


     

 
Going for the Gold: The Redistributive Agenda behind
Market-Based Health Care Reform
     

Political conflict over the respective roles of the state and the market in health care has a long history. Current interest in market approaches represents the resurgence of ideas and arguments that have been promoted with varying intensity throughout this century.... --> more


     

 
BUDGET 2015 - Doctor’s Wish List For Healthcare
     

FPMPAM on Budget 2015.... --> more
Go to our Facebook page to read more.


     

 
Doctors at the Crossroad - Commercialization of Medicine and the Practice of Medicine
     

Message to the Penang Medical Practitioners’ Society 2014... --> more


     

 
First Doctors' Day Celebration on Oct 10
     

MALAYSIA’s first-ever Doctors' Day will kick off on Oct 10 with a blood and organ donation drive at a community service project at Kinta City shopping centre in Ipoh.... --> more
Go to our Facebook page for more details.
Message of congratulations from our colleagues in Taiwan >read


     

 
Inaugural Doctors’ Day 2014 Kicks Off With Blood And Organ
Donation Drive
     

Malaysia’s first ever Doctors’ Day in Malaysia will kick off on the 10th of October this year with a blood and organ donation drive at a Community Service Project to be held at AEON Ipoh Garden, Ipoh... --> more
Go to our Facebook page for more details.


     

 
Hiding In Plain Sight: The Deterioration Of Medicine
     

It’s happening so gradually you hardly notice it at first. It’s a slow and deliberate erosion, targeting your family doctor, someone who will soon become a thing of the past. --> more


     

 
Goods And Services Tax: Guide On Healthcare Services
     

A guide from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.. --> more


     

 
Hospital Relationships With Direct-to-Consumer Screening
Companies
     

The debate over direct-to-consumer (DTC) screening companies intensied recently as Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy organization, sent letters to 20 hospitals on June 19, 2014, urging their leadership to sever business relationships with HealthFair, a prominent DTC screening company. --> more


     

 
Reaksi July 2014
     

In this issue - Risperidone and Paliperidone: Risk of Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome; Temozolomide: Risk of Hepatotoxicity; Mencevax ACWY® Vaccine: New Data on Antibody Persistence--> more


     

 
Flowers of gold, a tribute to MH17
     

A tribute to MH17 published in Malay Mail on the 22nd of Aug 2014 --> more


     

 
Taking your medicine
     

A DOCTOR’S duty and responsibility to his patient is clearly defined in law: “... all matters dealing with the medical management of the patient shall rest in the hands of the registered medical practitioner.” --> more


     

 
Financing scheme proposal unacceptable
     

News article published in the Malay Mail 17th August 2014 --> more


     

 
FPMPAM Addresses Disconnection With Patients Arising From
Commercialisation Of Medical Care
     

The Federation of Private Medical Practitioner’s Associations Malaysia (FPMPAM) feels that there is now a noticeable disconnection between patients and their doctors resulting from the rapid commercialisation of medical care in Malaysia. The previous social contract of the doctor and the patient is clearly being threatened by the commercial contract of the business of medicine. --> more


     

 
Reaksi May 2014 : Sodium Phosphate Oral Solutions and Enemas:
Possible Harm Associated with Overdose
     

In January 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) issued a warning that using more than one dose of an over-the-counter (OTC) sodium phosphate product in 24 hours can cause rare but serious kidney injury, arrhythmias, or even death. --> more


     

 
EU Agency Endorses Suspension of Oral Methadone Products
     

The Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures – Human (CMDh), a regulatory body representing the European Union (EU), has added its endorsement to recommendations calling for suspension of marketing authorization of methadone oral solutions --> more


     

 
Ebola virus disease
     

Detailed information on the ebola virus from the World Health Organisation. --> read


     

 
Bulletin MADRAC April 2014
     

Malaysian Adverse Drug Reactions Newsletter. --> read


     

 
A Tribute to those lost on MH17
     

We mourn and pray for you, All God's Blessings and Love. --> more


     

 
Paying the doctor directly is better for all concerned
     

The fundamental problem in health care delivery today is a highly dysfunctional payment system that leads to higher costs, lesser quality and reduced satisfaction. It also means less time between doctor and patient with the loss of “relationship medicine.” --> more


     

 
Evaluating Drug Prices, Availability, Affordability, and Price
Components: Implications for Access to Drugs in Malaysia
     

Malaysia's stable health care system is facing challenges with increasing medicine costs. To investigate these issues a survey was carried out to evaluate medicine prices, availability, affordability, and the structure of price components. --> more


     

 
GST – The Potential Effects On Healthcare In Malaysia
     

On the 25th of October 2013, Malaysian Finance Minister ( who is also the Prime Minister ) Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Budget 2014 to replace the current sales and services tax, GST will be effective on April, 2015. --> more


     

 
Reaksi March 2014: Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA) related to use of
Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents
     

The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB) has assessed the benefit-risk profile of erythropoietin stimulating agents (ESAs) particularly in relation to the adverse event Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA). --> more


     

 
Mediation in medical disputes
     

Adverse events in health care, in contrast to the complications of disease, are not uncommon. Studies from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia reveal that they constitute about 10% of all hospital admissions. There is no national data in Malaysia. --> more


     

 
Private Medical Practice in Malaysia - State of Health 2013
     

Private Medical Practice in Malaysia - State of Health 2013 Speech made at the Perak Medical Practitioners Society's President Installation Dinner on 8th September 2013 at the Impiana Hotel, Ipoh, Perak --> more


     

 
NHS should be exempt from EU-US free trade treaty, campaigners say
     

A petition calling for the NHS to be exempted from an agreement on free trade between the United States and the European Union is to be submitted to Prime Minister David Cameron and England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt. --> more


     

 
Increased Doctors’ Fees Inevitable
     

The increase in doctors’ fees is inevitable. Doctors like all other professionals are affected by the increased cost of almost everything from basic items like electricity, water, labour, rental of premises to assessments, quit rents , transport , labour, medical indemnity insurance and clinical supplies. --> more


     

Events

Date: 5-7 Aug 2016
9th NatCAM and AGM of the Addiction Medicine Association Malaysia
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Announcements

16 Aug 2016
REPORT: 6th Nursing Conference
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21 Sep 2015
3 Ways to Let Your Doctor Know, You Care
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8 Sep 2015
MedicAlert®
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28 Aug 2015
REPORT: 5th Nursing Conference
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20 Aug 2015
5 Things You Did Not Know About Doctors’ Day
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2 April 2015
List of zero-rated drugs under GST
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3 March 2015
Draft Letter for Pengecualian dari pendaftaran GST
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12 Feb 2015
In Memory - Tuan Guru Dato' Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat
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Recent Events

9-10 Jan 2016
PMPS Family Day
Venue: Pangkor Island
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24 Oct 2015

Psoriasis - Skin & Beyond
Venue: Fraser Hotel & Residences
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8 Nov 2015
Resolution In Medico-Legal Disputes
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
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10 Oct 2015
Doctors' Day
Venue: Bayview Beach Hotel, Batu Ferringhi, Penang
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30 July 2015
Mediation of Medico-Legal Disputes: Is It A Viable Alternative?
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
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24-26 April 2015
9th ASEAN Conference on Primary Health Care
Theme: Primary Care for all Ages
Venue: Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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18-19 April 2015
PMPASKL ASC 2015
Theme: Clinics in Primary Care
Venue: Dorsett Grand Subang, Subang Jaya, Selangor.
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10 Oct 2014
Doctor's Day
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16-18 May 2014

8th NatCAM 2014
The 8th NatCAM 2014 from 16 to 18 May 2014 was organized by the Addition Medicine Association of Malaysia and co-hosted by the FPMPAM at the Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Continue >>.

9 & 10 May 2014
The 2nd Menarini Primary Care Symposium, 2014
The 2nd Menarini Primary Care Symposium 2014 was attended by 70 participants on 9 & 10 May 2014 and held at the Lexis Hotel at Port Dickson, Malaysia. Continue >>

8 May 2014
Citizen’s Action in Response to Emergencies (CARE) Interview with RTM
On 8 May, Dr Steven Chow and CARE trainers from our partner St John’s Ambulance, Malaysia (SJAM) presented to RTM on the importance of AEDs for saving lives in the event of a cardiac arrest. Continue >>

19 & 20 April 2014
PMPASKL Annual Scientific Meeting, 2014
The Private Medical Practitioners’ Association of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur (PMPASKL), the KL and Selangor member society of the Federation, convened its 54th AGM and Scientific Conference on 19 & 20 April 2014 at Holiday Inn, Kuala Lumpur. Continue >>

 

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Resources / Links

NDST REport 2011
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Garis Panduan Pemantauan Keselamatan Produk ESAs dan Pelaporan Kesan Advers PRCA
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Report On Suspected Adverse Drug Reactions
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MADRAC KE 146 - Traditional Medicine found Adulterated
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BPFK website: Cancellation of Registered Traditional Products / Notified Cosmetics
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Pharmacy Services Division: List of Adulterated Products
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Pharmacy Services Division: Press Releases
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