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  1. Guangdong to expand its clean-needle trial for addicts

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... key due to vehement public opposition. Critics believe providing free needles to addicts will encourage drug abuse. But the State Council said the scheme was effective. It has asked local ... realistically it is impossible to stop drug abuse or prostitution at the moment.' He said health authorities would raise publicity to educate people. The expert believed people would gradually ...

  2. Pharmacists warn of Tamiflu dangers

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... in case their children fell ill. 'It is very dangerous, as Tamiflu is not suitable for self-medication,' he said, adding that abuse of the drug could damage the central nervous system, possibly causing hallucinations and suicidal tendencies. He said the community lacked a monitoring system to prevent Tamiflu abuse, which could also lead to drug resistance and mutation of the flu ...

  3. Awareness of abuse is growing, says SPCA

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Animal group points to rise in complaints Hongkongers are becoming more aware about animal abuse, a senior official of the city's top animal welfare group says. This was borne ... veterinarian Michael Bradley, who often acts as a sort of crime scene investigator, agrees that Hongkongers have become more aware of animal abuse. Dr Bradley said people phoned the SPCA if they saw ...

  4. Drug in pigs exposes evils in supply chain

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by fake and substandard products, World Consumer Rights Day was marked yesterday with an annual programme on China Central Television that showed the dangerous drug being added to pig feed ... is a banned muscle-developing drug that some farmers feed to pigs to reduce body fat and give meat a pinker, fresher appearance. Eating tainted meat may cause dizziness, fatigue, palpitations ...

  5. Kent bows to Greens on 'packaging abuse'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to do to curb such packaging abuse,' he said. The green group said packaging constituted about 20 per cent of the city's waste, with at least 27 tonnes of foam going to landfill every ...

  6. More unlicensed products found as drug firm apologises

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Staff Reporter

    ... on Friday. The drugs ordered to be recalled include painkillers, cold medicine and antibiotics. The latest affected products are Chlordiazepoxide 2.5mg capsules and Chlordiazepoxide 10mg capsules, used for short-term treatment of anxiety. The department said both were dangerous drugs and only supplied to private doctors. It said Neochem would recall the two batches from the doctors ...

  7. Neochem says it's sorry for making unlicensed drugs

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A drug maker has apologised for continuing to produce antibiotics and other pills after the firm's licence was suspended by the Department of Health because some of its ... professional pharmaceutical consultants to assess our drug-making processes and risk-management systems and give us suggestions on how to strengthen our quality control.' A Department of Health ...

  8. 25 manufacturing plants to undergo inspection

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Martin Wong Twenty-five drug plants in the city would be inspected and the government would consider reviewing the regulatory system to ensure safety amid the drug-contamination scare, a health official said yesterday. All drug makers with Department of Health 'good manufacturing practice' (GMP) accreditation would be inspected to check their ability ...

  9. Drugs firm in trouble for unlicensed output

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A drug manufacturer that carried on production when its licence was suspended may have its licence revoked or even face criminal charges. The warning was issued by Director of Health Dr Lam Ping-yan yesterday. Lam said the Pharmacy and Poisons (Manufacturers Licensing) Committee would discuss the case of Neochem Pharmaceutical Laboratories. The department was seeking ...

  10. Most drug makers not up to standard for full licence

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Fewer than half of 363 makers of proprietary Chinese medicine in Hong Kong have conditions good enough to gain full registration. And only seven factories have a certificate of good manufacturing practice, the internationally recognised standard for drug makers. As of June this year, 203 of the 363 makers of proprietary Chinese medicine still hold a transitional ...




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