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  1. Health workers walk tightrope of patient abuse

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of workplace violence at public hospitals are the nurses and support staff who have first contact with patients. Some attackers are alcoholic or have a history of drug use. Apart from physical violence, workers are also exposed to verbal abuse and intimidation. There were 860 cases of verbal abuse from 2005 to last year. Since 2005, 31 people have been convicted under the Hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702727/health-workers-walk-tightrope-patient-abuse
  2. Everyone has grown used to the sorry litany of drug-cheating athletes

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... comes the news the showjumping competition is drug-ridden- still. If Typhoon Nuri was causing all sorts of consternation and hullabaloo at the main press venue in Sha Tin yesterday afternoon, rumours that drugs had finally hit the Hong Kong event added to the surreal feeling. They spread like wildfire once the start list for last night's finale- the individual showjumping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649863/everyone-has-grown-used-sorry-litany-drug-cheating-athletes
  3. Dealing with abuse in front-line waiting war

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... and support staff who have first contact with patients. Some attackers are alcoholic or have a history of drug use. Apart from physical violence, workers are also exposed to verbal abuse and intimidation. There were 860 cases of verbal abuse from 2005 to last year. Since 2005, 31 people have been convicted under the Hospital Authority's bylaws for verbally abusing or intimidating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703569/dealing-abuse-front-line-waiting-war
  4. 'Drug supermarkets' above the law

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Powerful triad bosses are operating a series of nightclub and karaoke bars like 'drug supermarkets' - often beyond the reach of the law - where the widespread availability of the party drug ketamine is exposing Hong Kong youth to the risk of becoming a 'lost generation', say authorities. Ketamine, also known as 'Special K', is flooding across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420766/drug-supermarkets-above-law
  5. Australian reaction hurts global war on drugs

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am bemused why convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby is getting such an outpouring of sympathy ('Australian tourist gets 20 years for smuggling marijuana', May 28). I can ... If indeed she is the victim, as she claims, of an elaborate drug-smuggling scheme by baggage handlers in Australia, then I expect an urgent investigation by the authorities. I have yet to read ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502835/australian-reaction-hurts-global-war-drugs
  6. City Briefs

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Drug addict dies in jail after calling for help A drug addict, 54, detained at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died yesterday after complaining of being unwell. The man, who had a 40-year history of drug abuse, according to the Corrections Services Department, had been undergoing tuberculosis treatment and had been kept in an isolation cell since September 5. He called medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439074/city-briefs
  7. In Brief

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Union protests at strip-search The Domestic Workers' General Union accused police of abuse of power after a member was strip-searched for allegedly stealing HK$1,000. Officers hurt in border brawl Three customs officers were injured in a brawl with a 32-year-old man suspected to be carrying drugs when he resisted a body search at the Lok Ma Chau checkpoint on his return ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641737/brief
  8. letters

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to charity and taking part in voluntary work. We need to heal the world and make more people happy. Mak Po-tin, HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School Drug tests only a temporary solution Drug abuse is a serious problem among youngsters in Hong Kong. But I don't agree with the government proposal for voluntary drug testing in schools. This violates the basic freedoms enjoyed by Hongkongers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691127/letters
  9. letters

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... citizens and improve its human rights record. This can help the country play a bigger role on the international stage. Sunny Chan, STFA Tam Pak Yu College Anti-drug message Drug abuse carries great social and economic costs. It leads to a rising crime rate and poses a serious danger to people's health. According to the central Registry of Drug Abuse, there were 2,729 drug abusers under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705827/letters
  10. THE 16 BIGGEST EVENTS IN 2004

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... * Drug-related arrests among Hong Kong entertainers (1.9%) * Expose of abuse of prisoners in Iraq by US troops (1.9%) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483719/16-biggest-events-2004

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