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  1. Methadone boy's mother sent to jail

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A drug-addicted mother was jailed for four months yesterday for bringing home methadone that left her young son brain damaged. The 21/2-year-old toddler, who now has a mental age of six months, is under the care of his paternal grandmother. Tang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563287/methadone-boys-mother-sent-jail
  2. More controls needed at treatment clinics, say social workers

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Tragic cases of children overdosing on methadone will continue until medical authorities tighten restrictions on clinics, social workers have warned. The case of a 22-month-old boy who suffered brain damage after drinking 10mg of methadon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561631/more-controls-needed-treatment-clinics-say-social-workers
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561633/toddler-overdosed-mothers-drug
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642945/tough-decisions-must-be-made-fight-curb-teen-drug-abuse
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636165/balms-icon-should-move-aside-pr-expert
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537700/drug-overdose-likely-coroner-told
  7. 'As long as the pain is under control I am optimistic'

    Posted Dec 15th 2005, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... a serious form of arthritis that causes inflammation of the blood vessels. She takes steroids to combat it and combines these with analgesics, calcium and vitamin D to prevent the onset ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/529338
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438829/fake-drug-makers-face-death
  9. Painkiller addicts may be unaware of the dangers

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A government study has highlighted Hongkongers' dependence on painkillers, with researchers warning that many users may not be aware of the risks of taking such drugs. One researcher described the use of analgesic drugs such as aspirin as serious, based on the survey results. Dr Lam Ming, consultant at the alcohol and drug dependence unit at Castle Peak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001748/painkiller-addicts-may-be-unaware-dangers
  10. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: liver cancer

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... could withstand the treatments, although he suffered hair loss, nausea and fatigue. He managed the pain in his liver arising from the SIRT treatment with analgesics. His liver had also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1153158/case-history-liver-cancer

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