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Issue No 30

Dear Members,

Instead of writing another article, I thought it’s more “light-weight” to just convey my personal greetings and wishes to all of you and your family.


Hypercholesterolemia is a major contributor to atherosclerosis and its clinical sequelae, myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and peripheral vascular diseases. Our Council Member, Dr. Andrea Kwa, reviews the safety of statins.


Check out the following events and notice. Do mark them on your calendar and take note of the changes.

The following article is  extracted from an article first published in Singapore Medical Journal, 2002, Vol 43 (5) , pg 224-225
by S Y Tan, Professor of Medicine, University of Hawaii.  An article published in the 100th year anniversay souvenir magazine of Thong Chai Medical Institution also pay tribute to this great physician and apothecary.

Here are few brief news related to healthcare & pharmaceutical scenes for your update.


Transdermal patches that release the potent opioid, fentanyl, is still causing deaths due to wrong use. The FDA said in its second warning in two years about the powerful narcotics.


The following job opportunities & programmes  are currently available. Kindly apply directly based on the contact provided. Best of luck!