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  1. Housing estate patients face higher clinic fees

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... consultation fees,' he said. Dr Choi Wai-wan, a spokesman with the Practising Estate Doctors' Association, agreed. The association, with 150 members who run clinics at housing estates, has ... after rents reach market levels,' said Choi, adding that clinic doctors were also facing financial pressure from drug price rises. According to the agreement, The Link will also be required ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697278/housing-estate-patients-face-higher-clinic-fees
  2. Bad harvest and yuan rise push up price of Chinese tea

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... had increased prices by only about 20 per cent instead of completely shifting the extra cost onto customers. Vivian Mak Wai-lan, director of the MingCha tea house, which supplies tea to luxury ... top teas, Phoenix Oolong, next year by about 23 per cent from HK$260 for 55 grams to HK$320. In April, the tea house raised the price if its top-grade tea, Premium Loong Cheng from HK$1,280 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721724/bad-harvest-and-yuan-rise-push-price-chinese-tea
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com At least 5 wanted to spare families the cost of keeping them alive, from HK$2,500 a month Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die At least five patients who needed breathing equipment at home to keep them alive have opted to die in the past year to spare their families the financial burden of renting or buying the apparatus, says a group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236291/priced-out-life-patients-who-chose-die
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rising costs in Hong Kong plunge 1 in 5 poor into despair

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... likely to get worse as prices climb. The rate is three times that of those on high incomes, according to a study of 5,000 people by the Mood Disorders Centre of Chinese University. A telephone ... at Communications Bank, said there was "no hope for poor people". He said factors such as the volatile housing market meant steady inflation growth. "There's nothing [the poor] can do. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214796/1-5-low-income-hk-people-suffer-excessive-anxiety-cost-living
  5. Shandong drug makers fined for price-fixing

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Two pharmaceutical companies have been fined a total of more than seven million yuan (HK$8.57 million) for price-fixing, the first time the country's ... ingredient and driving up the cost of making a blood pressure medicine that is included on the government's national drug list for sale at a retail price of eight fen a tablet. The case came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984831/shandong-drug-makers-fined-price-fixing
  6. Better follow-up services on mental patients

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... patients are recovering. Cecilia Yuen, assistant director of the Social Welfare Department, told RTHK on Tuesday the department would enhance communication with the Housing Department and with health authorities so that estate officers will be alert to potentially violent cases earlier. The Housing Department manages public housing estates. Yuen said estate officers would be asked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714083/better-follow-services-mental-patients
  7. Mainland set to pay high price for disease timebomb

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The mainland will see a significant rise in non-communicable diseases in the next two decades, and a big financial loss as a result, if it fails to effectively contain the trend, a new World Bank report says. In the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974583/mainland-set-pay-high-price-disease-timebomb
  8. Saving Sammy

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Price comments after having read Saving Sammy. The surgeon also points out that doctors are prone to hubris. Few know this better than Beth Maloney, whose cry for help was rejected by many ... imaginary barriers, not eating, refusing to use the bathroom, difficulty in walking upstairs, contorting his body into L shapes- meant he was unable to leave the house. First diagnosed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988064/saving-sammy
  9. Watchdog in bid to end collusion on drug prices

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The mainland's powerful pricing regulator, the National Development and Reform Commission, has announced four measures aimed at cracking down on collusion between pharmaceutical firms, irresponsible government agencies and hospitals that keeps drug prices artificially high. At a national conference of pricing bureau chiefs, the NDRC announced it would improve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715350/watchdog-bid-end-collusion-drug-prices
  10. Tea firms say Puer price may double

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Aitong The price of Puer tea, one of the most famous products of Yunnan, could double this year due to drought in the province. The drought has damaged at least 200,000 hectares of tea ... postponed and the amount of tea harvested will drop if the drought does not end. Many vendors said the price of Puer tea would rise by at least 30 per cent this year and some brands would see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709118/tea-firms-say-puer-price-may-double

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