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  1. Lawsuit over philanthropist's death

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng The son of philanthropist Anita Chan Lai-ling is suing Hong Kong Adventist Hospital and two doctors over her death, which happened a week after her discharge from the Happy Valley hospital in 2007. Chan, the widow of philanthropic educator Chan ...

  2. 130,000 counterfeit Panadol pills are seized

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... It is not known if the tablets, found in 38 pharmacies, are toxic More than 130,000 fake Panadol tablets and other western and herbal medicine have been seized in raids this week. Tests are under way to determine the ingredients used in the fake medicatio ...

  3. A third of students are Net addicts

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau More than 30 per cent of students surveyed recently said they were addicted to the internet and felt anxious and irritable when they were stopped from logging on. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups' social workers interviewed 1,508 s ...

  4. Unlawful killing verdict sought in overdose death of widow

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The family of a woman who died from an overdose of a powerful painkiller prescribed by her goddaughter doctor invited an inquest jury yesterday to return a verdict of unlawful killing. Alexander King SC, for the family of Anita Chan Lai-ling, ...

  5. Steps taken against drug errors in child vaccination drive

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin New measures were being implemented to reduce the chance of further mistakes in a vaccination programme, Health Director Dr Lam Ping-yan said yesterday. In a blunder last Sunday, some children who had vaccinations against pneumococcus- a bacter ...

  6. Doctor punished for drugs blunder

    Posted Jun 09th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... and putting only the name Panadol on a bottle of syrup, although it also contained the analgesic Ponstan. Dr Young said he failed to state the dosage for the suppositories because he did not realise ...

  7. Hospital inquiry after jaundiced baby's overdose

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Morphine dose 10 times too much Queen Elizabeth Hospital is investigating a case in which a two-week-old baby was injected with 10 times the amount of morphine he needed. The baby boy was admitted with jaundice on July 18. As he appeared to ha ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. The best prescription for restoring consumers' trust

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Gong This summer has been tough for several organisations embroiled in public trust crises on the mainland. First, the powerful Ministry of Railways faced severe criticism after the Wenzhou train disaster and the disappointing debut of the Beijing-Sh ...

  10. Pharmacists warn of liver danger from painkiller gel

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Patients should be extra cautious when using a popular painkilling gel after the discovery that it could cause severe liver failure, which might require a transplant, pharmacists warned yesterday. They said the Health Department should ask dru ...




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