• Friday
  • August 22, 2014
  • Last updated: 10:54pm
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by

Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 19 for analgesics

Search results

  1. Internet addicts pull the plug at Beijing treatment centre

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu A year after dropping out of university, Liu Pinyi manages a smile as she makes her way to a special medical centre for internet junkies in Beijing. At the height of her obsession, the former telecommunications student once spent an entire week ...

  2. A new road to recovery

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Private clinics are offering addicts a better chance of staying clean than harsh state-run centres, writes Jane Moir Just over an hour's drive from the congested centre of Wuhan, a large alabaster building with a blue-tiled roof and landscaped courty ...

  3. Penn death ruled accidental

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Actor Chris Penn died accidentally from an enlarged heart and the effects of a mixture of multiple medications. 'There is absolutely no indication that this is anything but an accident,' chief coroner investigator Craig Harvey said. Penn, 40, th ...

  4. What's your favourite sport?

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tina Yip, 14 I'm not very athletic, but I love to swim. I'm glad that my mum forced me to take swimming lessons when I was a child. At first, I was so scared that got out of the pool and my teacher had to chase me around the poolside. Although I ...

  5. Thousands seek a fix every day

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Department of Health launched the methadone treatment programme in 1972. It is the only 'substitution' therapy that caters for drug-dependent people who are not suitable for or receptive to residential or other forms of treatment. There are ...

  6. Traces of morphine found in model's hair

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui But chemist unable to say if Annie Pang died of an overdose Morphine traces found in the hair of model Annie Pang Chor-ying indicated she had taken drugs at least five days before her death but it could not be ascertained that she died of an o ...

  7. Alive and kicking

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... A programme to help drug-addicted mothers and their newborn babies is yielding results, writes Ella Lee Kit cradled her one-year-old daughter in her arms, smiling at her while gently feeding her with a bottle of milk. Like other mothers, Kit loves her bab ...

  8. Doctors blame lax controls

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Medical Association has blamed a lack of government regulation for what it says is the rampant abuse of cough medicine containing codeine, a powerful painkiller. It says the lure of higher profits has led drug companies to sell such cough m ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Why Asians prefer to tough it out than resort to painkillers

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Abigail Collier

    ... Abigail Collier abigail.collier@scmp.com Asians prefer to tough it out than resort to painkillers Are Asians gluttons for punishment? Experts who spoke at a Hong Kong Pain Society workshop last month seem to think so. They say a passive attitude towards s ...

  10. Wan Chai drug clinic back in the firing line again

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Julia Xuantong Zhu

    ... Julia Xuantong Zhu Call to make methadone dispensary a mobile unit another twist in long saga For a decade, the Violet Peel Clinic has been dispensing methadone from premises near Wan Chai MTR station in an effort to wean addicts off drugs. And for much o ...




SCMP.com Account