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Malaysia Urged To Combine Drug And Food Safety In Single Agency

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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A Malaysian professor says the country should combine its drug safety and food safety responsibilities into a single ministry, similar to the practice in the United States and New Zealand. He noted Malaysia's Health Ministry is able to respond to a crisis by giving patients access to rapid and affordable treatment, but food safety is spread among several government agencies. The head of a Malaysian consumer group agreed, saying the current system allows the government to respond only when there is a major crisis. (Click here for more

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