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  1. Apprentice jockey Kevin Leung faces loss of his riding licence

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... licensing committee over positive drug tests. Leung, 22, became the second Hong Kong-based jockey to test positive for ketamine after a random urine sample at Sha Tin on September 5. He ... over drug tests: 22 ...

  2. Should school students face mandatory drug testing?

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... the government's zero- tolerance policy on drug abuse among teenagers through mandatory drug testing is a necessary measure. The aim of mandatory drug testing is not to punish or humiliate drug ... into practice. They say that money could be better spent elsewhere. But can one really put a price on the health and future of teenage children? Besides, once drug testing becomes widely implemented, ...

  3. Random drug tests set for pupils at elite Diocesan Boys' School

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The elite Diocesan Boys' School will start conducting random drug tests on pupils from today. With its own budget of HK$500,000 for half a year, the voluntary scheme ... proposed bid for the Asian Games, the figure is very low,' he said. Secondary schools will be given funds in the next academic year to conduct voluntary drug-testing of pupils after a trial ...

  4. Fewer teens taking drugs, study finds

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Pik-yee attributed the decrease partly to the school drug-testing programme. In a radio show on Monday, she said the government and the public must keep a close eye on drug abuse to prevent ... Phila Siu Government figures show a decline of youth drug abuse in Hong Kong ahead of this Sunday's international anti-drug abuse day. The Action Committee Against Narcotics announced ...

  5. Antibiotic recalled five days after test

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Drug company GlaxoSmithKline has recalled an antibiotic containing toxic plasticisers- five days after the first of the substances was discovered in government tests- but insists the drug is safe. The company is running advertisements in major Hong Kong newspapers today informing patients about the recall of Augmentin and advising patients to ask ...

  6. Probe after Derby Day winner Shahjee returns positive ketamine test

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The unused samples will be sent for testing at an independent laboratory before the inquiry is reopened. Yiu has been involved twice in recent years as the trainer of horses returning positive drug ... Alan Aitken The Jockey Club has been hit with another positive test for ketamine, with heavily-backed winner Shahjee the centre of the new inquiry. In the past two years, young jockeys ...

  7. Excuse is possible: chief chemist

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen The chief racing chemist responsible for carrying out the Jockey Club's drug-testing programme, Dr Terence Wan See-ming, admits it is plausible that the Ketamine ... tests, and I cannot draw conclusions about whether the administration of the substance was deliberate or accidental. We only determine if the drug is present or not,' Wan said. 'There ...

  8. Other cases

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jessica Hardy The American swimmer tested positive during the United States Olympic trials in 2008 and received a one-year ban. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) tried to extend the ban ... hurdles at the 2008 world championships, yet tested positive for both clenbuterol methylhexaneamine. The Spanish federation initially cleared her, but WADA challenged it at the CAS, which handed ...

  9. Officials grill mafoo over Shahjee drug case

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... blood and urine tests to ketamine and its metabolites, norketamine and dehydronorketamine. The stewards' inquiry into the Shahjee matter was adjourned, pending independent B sample testing ... not elaborate on the direction the investigation is taking. However, Jockey Club sources revealed the second horse in the case, from which blood and urine samples have been taken to be tested, is under ...

  10. Hair today, gone tomorrow- new technique helps war on drugs

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox name.name@scmp.com Preventing the scourge of illegal drug use by jockeys is behind the introduction of random hair testing for the first time, as chief steward Kim Kelly heads ... serving a second ketamine ban, a stable assistant contaminating his horse with the drug and apprentice Kevin Leung Ka-wai being found positive twice. It was hair testing that revealed Leung's ...




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