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  1. Bayer speeding up drug launches on mainland

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... products on the mainland and other countries. Bayer had done an impressive job in getting mainland regulatory approval in such a short time, Mr Du said. 'Of course, first of all, the company ... in the area of oncology treatment. The company's current bestseller in China is a drug to treat diabetes. The health-care unit, which generates about 33 per cent of Bayer's overall sales ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... significant, researchers said. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s Phase 2 study, involving women with the most common form of breast cancer, found that those treated with hormone drug letrozole, together ... based on the Phase 2 trial results, said Mace Rothenberg, chief medical officer of Pfizer’s oncology unit. Palbociclib is viewed as one of the company’s most important experimental drugs, which ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    C.Y. Leung announces task force to 'advance' Chinese medicine

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Johnny Tam Leung Chun-ying announces task force to further promote the industry in HK Body to 'advance' Chinese medicine Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's ambitious plans to develop the city's traditional Chinese medicine industry took a step forward yesterday with the appointment of a task force to help bring the idea to fruition. Leung wants ...

  4. HKU's surgeons earned HK$13.77m

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... is investigating bills dating back over three years. The moves came after the announcement of the resignation of the dean of medicine, Lam Shiu-kum. Chinese University surgeons earned HK$14.6 million ... Mary Ann Benitez The University of Hong Kong's top surgeons earned HK$13.77 million for their department through private patient consultations in 2005-06. Of this, 85 per cent ...

  5. Upgrades and downgrades

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... outperformed its Asian peers by about 20 per cent in the past three months, and with the stock now trading at 26.6 times this year's expected earnings - representing a 50 per cent premium ... of market consensus. The drug company's turnover increased 93 per cent to HK$1.36 billion and net profit rose 255 per cent to HK$359.4 million. Analyst Dennis Lam said strong vitamin C prices ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... root and hibiscus for about 3,000 years as a social drink. Thanks largely to Kilham, who collaborated with a US-based company to develop kava as an alternative treatment for anxiety and related ... concedes there have been concerns over the safety and long-term effects of some herbal formulations, and consumers often find it difficult to tell fad from fact. Some companies will take the high ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... announced last month- the HK168 and The North Face 100. Participation in the 100-kilometre Trailwalker is rising: last year 4,715 people took part, 12 per cent more than in 2011 With a quota ... 30 countries, says race organiser Steve Brammar. The first race in 2011 had 250 participants. But not everyone runs; leisure hiking is also on the rise. Local hiking tour company Walk Hong ...

  8. Rural health measures announced

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui New measures to ease the health care burden on the rural population were announced yesterday, but a senior official in charge of rural health admitted the measures would ... new health care reforms announced in April aimed to have all rural residents covered by basic medical insurance. But patients who have benefited from the scheme complain it helped them little ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    The ultimate test of mettle

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BEN SIN

    ... A year later, in 1997, the 20-year-old was offered a gig as an international salesman for a Hong Kong-based watch company, Madison New York. He faced a tough decision: take the jet-setting, exciting job with high earning potential, or stay in Germany to chase his dream of being a professional triathlete? He took the Madison job. "It was the safer route," he says. Lieberz ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

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

    ... of sodium and inadequate intake of fruit, whole grains, nuts and seeds. On the same day the study was released, McDonald’s announced plans to boost its number of outlets on the mainland from 1,700 ... industry on the mainland grew at about 17 per cent annually to US$89.6 billion, according to research company IBISWorld. “Ten to 20 years ago in China, not many people could afford to eat ...




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