Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Blogs are rubbish! Majority will always wins!

Do u read the NST interview recently? These were some interesting comments. Download the full article.

Q: Some 1,000-2,000 lawyers were involved in the Bar Council walk. Are you saying that that many lawyers have been misled?
A: Only 1,000 went to the ground. There are 13,000 registered members of the Bar.

Q: You don’t think 1,000 is enough?

1,000 of 13,000 — is that a majority? What’s the big deal? In a democracy, the minority cannot control the majority. The minority does not speak for the majority.
Q: Do you read blogs?
I don’t. I don’t waste my time. The few pieces that people print for me are just rubbish.
I’d rather spend my time to do things that are constructive; that go down directly to the people who are really in need of the help of the government.

Our bloggers are really not up to standard. When they put up something, it’s not something that they want to discuss in a very intellectual way. It’s more because of their anger - the language they use. Why should I read all this rubbish? When the standard of our bloggers is upgraded, then probably I will look at what is written. But anyway, they are a minority. My concern is for the majority.

Ask the pharmacist!
1) What the puck... 1,000 out of 13,000 is not majority (1/13)? Can we ignore 2 million out of 26 million (1/13) people if they protesting on the street?
2) Do not read blogs..do u know u r spending your time reading all these rubbish...Why am i updating rubbish anyway? Hahaha..
3) Maybe he should show us what is the standard, so we can follow.

4) Now i knew why we pharmacist will never going to get dispensing right. Who cares about minority? Even we were to protest, it will fall into deaf ear.
5) Do not become a pharmacist as they r minority, choose a profession to become the majority. Don't say i didn't warn u.....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Secret code revealed! MAL registration numbers

Every wonder what does MAL which is stated in every box of medicine and supplements we buy means? It is a code which is only known by the insiders? Does it make any sense that by looking at the code we can know and consume only the best supplements and medicine? Answer lies below...

Another typical situation in my pharmacy:
Customer: My friend doing direct selling tells me the vitamin E i bought from u previously is no good. It is not natural and contains harmful chemical.
Pharmacist: ? Which brand?
Customer: This..
Pharmacist: Let me check it for u....natural vegetable oil....mmm.... How do u know it contain chemicals?Customer: It is stated in the box lar....
Pharmacist: Is it? Where? Customer: U see the MAL?
Pharmacist: Ya. It stand for registration numbers.
Customer: U see the C behind the MAL? That one stand for chemical. My friend told me only certain people know about this secret code. Now i know which brand to buy.. Direct selling products good because they dont have the "C"
Pharmacist: ....mmmmm.....( in cartoon or movie, the pharmacist would have collapsed)

Ask the pharmacist:

1) Here i will reveal the so called secret code: (Pls note that the code is only known by few people including pharmalogik readers, pls keep it as secret)

A: Scheduled Poisons (only can get from pharmacy)
X: Non-scheduled Poisons (over the counter products)
T: Traditional Medicines
K: Cosmetics
C: Contract Manufactured (made in malaysia under contract)
E: Export Only
R: Repacked (products available in foreign countries with different labelling and package)
S: Second source (also available in other places)

2) Do you know that our ministry also change the label of medicine box from POISON into CONTROLLED MEDICINE?

into this
Same situation or misunderstanding happens, because when we take western medicine, people said it is no good as we are consuming POISON... Do u dare to take your medicine as the box labelled outside POISON?

Public Question: If i am wearing contact lens, can i use an eye drop with benzalkonium chloride? like tears naturale !?

Artificial tears use cellulose ethers (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose) to stabilize the tear film, which retards tear evaporation, which relieves eyes symptoms like dry eyes.

Usually preservatives are added into the eye drop solution to destroy the microorganisms which may be introduced during manufacture or use. There a many types like benzalkonium, chlorhexidine, thimerosal, chlorbutanol, polyquad.

Benzalkonium chloride (BAK) is often used because of its stability, excellent antimicrobial activity and long shelf life. But Benzalkonium chloride actually have toxic effects on both the tear film and corneal epithelium. A single drop of 0.01% BAK can break the superficial lipid layer of the tear film into numorous oil droplets. This preservative can reduce the tear film breakup time and thus may represent a poor choice for an antimicrobial preservative in artificial tear products.BAK can be retained in ocular tissues for up to 7 days and thus repetitive use may lead to cumulative effect. Long term use can damage conjunctival and corneal epithelial cells.

It makes the matter worse if the person is wearing a contact lens as the contact lens can act as a reservoir for BAK.

So what is the conclusion?
If it is really harmful, i think the health ministry must have taken action long time ago. There are so many considering factors involved, especially the cost.
Almost all bottled eye drops use BAK as its preservative. Even the antimicrobial eye drop itself like Chloramphenicol and Ciprofloxacin eye drop also contains BAK. Do we really have a choice here?

Ask the pharmacist!
1)Ask yourself whether u are going to use the artificial tears long term? If price is not a problem, always choose the best option available, which is preservative free artificial tears vial.

Some of the preservative free artificial tears
2) Contact lens user, maybe it is better to use spectacles? i have been using specs for the past 16 years++.
3) As usual, consult your ophthalmologist or doctor or pharmacist for advise.
4) For further reading, pls visit here.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Roof collapsed!

(pictures by Andrew Ronaldo)

Extracted from the Star:

Joy turns into mourning for wireman’s family


TELUK INTAN: It was a happy occasion for wireman J. Nadarajan when he was given the task of fixing the electrical wiring at the Teluk Intan Municipal Council arena square.

But barely two days into the job, the joyous moment became a day of mourning for the family when the 34-year-old Nadarajan was killed after the roof of the RM1.5mil arena square collapsed on Friday.

Another wireman S. Sunder, 30, and Indonesian construction workers Mohamad, 33, and Khalid Abdullah, 28, were injured.

“This is most shocking for us. Who would expect that a government project could collapse just like that?” Nadarajan’s brother Balaguru said when met at his house in Jalan Kampung Banjar here yesterday.

Balaguru said Nadarajan had been a wireman for the past 10 years and had also been involved in some sub-contracting work.

He was now concerned about having to take care of Nadarajan’s four children, aged two to seven.

“My brother was the sole breadwinner of his family while his spouse is a housewife,” added Balaguru.

Nadarajan’s wife Uvaneshwary, 32, and mother P. Muniamah, 68, were too distraught to speak to the press.

Hilir Perak Municipal Council president Ibrahim Ahmad said work on the arena square had been temporarily suspended.

“We are waiting for a report from the contractor’s architect on why the roof gave way,” he said, adding that the contractor was based in Teluk Intan.

District police chief Asst Comm Goh Kok Liang said three reports had been lodged regarding the incident.

Action would be taken against the contractor only if investigations revealed there was criminal element in the incident, he added.


My comment: My condolence to the victims family... :(

Last time, roof leakage, now roof collapsed!! U know why it collapse? Your guess should be same as mine..Comments here... Now i believe Malaysia truly Boleh!