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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists claim medicinal marijuana can be used without getting high

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 09:23pm by NYT

    ... demonstrates and explains why common anti-inflammatory drugs, including ibuprofen and the prescription analgesics indomethacin and celecoxib (marketed as Celebrex), appear to kill marijuana's buzz ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1363089/scientists-claim-medicinal-marijuana-can-be-used-without-getting-high
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1011419/why-asians-prefer-tough-it-out-resort-painkillers
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479995/wan-chai-drug-clinic-back-firing-line-again
  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Painkillers a hidden source of sodium

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 12:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Beware the risk of sodium in drugs Could your painkillers be giving you a heart attack? It's not certain, but it's possible. The dispersible and effervescent formulations of the common over-the-counter analgesic paracetamol 500mg, for example, can contain a significant amount of sodium- an excess of which has been linked with a greater risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1368778/painkillers-hidden-source-sodium
  5. New site for methadone clinic approved

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Town Planning Board yesterday approved the new location for a methadone clinic affected by the redevelopment of Kwun Tong town centre. The clinic, in a Jockey Club health care centre, will move to a government site near the town centre round ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734145/new-site-methadone-clinic-approved
  6. Children's Panadol tablets recalled

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok GlaxoSmithKline is recalling Panadol Children's Chewable Tablets 120mg after a batch (XPH026) of the pain reliever was found to contain different dosing instructions on the product's carton and on a leaflet inside the package. It says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723507/childrens-panadol-tablets-recalled
  7. 'White angel' dispenses care and sympathy

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Oliver To

    ... Written by Oliver To Linda Glover, practice manager of Quality HealthCare Medical Centre, says nothing makes her happier than to see patients get well, be it from a common cold or some serious illness I have been a registered nurse for many years and befo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659281/white-angel-dispenses-care-and-sympathy
  8. Painkillers linked to fatal disease in children

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A leading hospital pharmacist has warned doctors to beware when giving painkillers to feverish children as the medicines might trigger a deadly flu-related brain disease. A young boy died of the disease last month and another boy may have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635744/painkillers-linked-fatal-disease-children
  9. Success of methadone treatment is about more than just money

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Against the background of a declining number of reported heroin users, the Director of Audit concludes that methadone clinics should give way to programmes on soft drugs ('New focus urged on treating abusers', April 10). I see three grounds for ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634102/success-methadone-treatment-about-more-just-money
  10. Pregnant women at risk get much-needed help

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh When Ah Hung (not her real name) looked at her tiny newborn baby- only 1kg- trembling and hiccupping in a hospital cot because of inherited drug-withdrawal symptoms, she knew she had to stop taking drugs. That was in May last year. Now she is p ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596320/pregnant-women-risk-get-much-needed-help

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