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  1. 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 ...

  2. What really happens inside a user's body

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Carmen Ip Addicts need to continuously increase their dose of the drug because the body's resistance to it grows the more the drug is taken. Therefore, a habitual drug user must take a higher dose to achieve the same effect. This natural opposing eff ...

  3. Addicts in custody battle

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Government social workers are fighting to take custody of two young brothers whose parents were arrested by police after their 16-month-old sister died from a suspected methadone overdose. The Social Welfare Department will apply for a court o ...

  4. Euphoria!

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... We've all experienced that euphoric high of a rush of adrenaline. These feelings usually hit us after doing something terrifying, such as parachutingor bungee jumping,but they can also occur after a difficult presentation or strenuous exercise, even ...

  5. Toddler overdosed on mother's drug

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Weeping addict admits son was left brain damaged by swallowing her methadone A recovering drug-addicted mother yesterday pleaded guilty to bringing home methadone that left her young son brain damaged. The toddler, now 21/2, was found to have ...

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    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 ...

  7. Tough decisions must be made in fight to curb teen drug abuse

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last year, for the first time ever recorded, the number of reported psychotropic substance abusers overtook the number taking narcotic analgesics, with ketamine remaining the most popular psychotropic substance being taken. Compared to 2006, the number of abusers rose 29 per cent- 58 per cent of these people were under 21. The Court of Appeal has updated the sentencing scale ...

  8. Balm's icon should move aside: PR expert

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Business at analgesic balm-maker Pak Fah Yeow International will not be affected by the molestation case but its former chief executive Stephen Gan Fock-wai should cease to represent the company, a public relations expert said. 'Undoubtedly, in the minds of Hong Kong people as well as many Chinese-speaking communities [worldwide], Mr Gan is already an icon ...

  9. Fake drug makers face death

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... time they feel ill and go to the chemist armed with a doctor's prescription. They have no way of knowing if the painkillers, analgesics or antibiotics being handed over the counter ...

  10. Drug overdose likely, coroner told

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the amount of Rapifen- an analgesic- found in Lam's body suggested Dr Li administered more of the drug than he claimed. He said it would require a half of a cc of Rapifen to be injected ...




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