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  1. Ban urged as China drug ads fail truth test

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk Massive advertising by drug companies and hospitals in China has come under fire because of the increasing number of cases of exaggerated and false claims. Some delegates ... and hospitals- jumped 63.27 per cent to 22.58 billion yuan. 'There is no clear regulation in China saying hospitals and clinics should not advertise,' said Viveca Chan, China chief executive ...

  2. Drug giant Sanofi sees China as next big market

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing Sanofi-aventis, one of the world's largest drug makers, expects China to become its second-biggest market within five years, thanks to a rapid growth in its vaccine and consumer-health business in the country. 'We have about Euro1 billion (HK$11 billion) in sales in China. Sales have doubled in the last two to three years and we're expecting ...

  3. Lipton hopes to bag China tea market

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Lipton out to bag tea market in China British company Lipton, which made its fortune selling black tea that originated in China, is challenging traditional Chinese habits by launching green and jasmine tea bags on the world's biggest market. Wang Hui, of Unilever, owner of the Lipton brand, said yesterday that it had started selling the bags in China because it believed ...

  4. Battle to control herbal drinks market fires up

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com A new round in the battle for dominance in the herbal drink market has started between Hong Kong-based JDB and a mainland firm, following ... sales target is 30 billion yuan (HK$36.66 billion) in five years. The state-owned company unveiled its strategy after the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission ruled ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... death, writes Jeanette Wang Under pressure China’s rapid economic growth and emergence as a global power has been accompanied by other speedy developments, two of which made headlines on the same ... sharply in prevalence as non-communicable diseases rose. About 85 per cent of China’s 8.3 million deaths in 2010 were due to non-communicable diseases, with stroke, ischaemic heart disease, ...

  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Underdiagnosis of hypertension reveals bigger health system gap in China, experts say

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... but what’s more troubling is that 40 per cent don’t know it, according to findings from the landmark China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) released on Friday. With a rapidly ageing population – and increasing age being one of the key risk factors for hypertension – China face a huge health burden. Hypertension is the most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must declare war on tobacco

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Trade Organisation to loosen its monopoly. Since 2001, increased access has been granted to foreign companies. Today, although China Tobacco dominates the domestic market, foreign brands can ... Cesar Chelala Cesar Chelala says the health toll must convince it to follow in the footsteps of developed world China's turn now to declare war on tobacco Christopher Columbus would ...

  8. Sihuan Pharma joins rush to tap HK market

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... to tap Hong Kong's equity market. According to a person with knowledge of the matter, Sihuan's proposed share offering to raise up to HK$5.46 billion is scheduled to be heard ... offering in Singapore in 2007. But in August last year the Hainan-based company was bought out by China Pharma, an investment holding firm backed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, ...

  9. Market-oriented measures aim to boost health care

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing says it wants to take a more market-oriented approach to health care, allowing expanded private investment in medical institutions and permitting doctors to practice ... must be very reluctant to let doctors go.' Fan Li, vice-president of The China PLA General Hospital, said strict supervision would be needed to make sure doctors did enough work ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence comes as police in Hubei province stage a drill on how to deal with angry relatives who storm a hospital after a loved one dies after treatment Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knif ...




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