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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:03pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Experimental medicine cures monkeys infected with the deadly virus Anti-Ebola drug shows promising results Monkeys infected with the Ebola virus survived after being treated with an experimental drug in a study that suggests the drug may be effective even after severe symptoms are present. Monkeys were given three doses of the antibody-based treatment ZMapp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582023/africas-demand-ebola-drug-grows-it-wipes-out-virus-monkey-lab-test
  2. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Hong Kong anti-drugs body pushes drug testing, despite opposition

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Anti-drugs body pushes testing despite opposition A government plan to give police wider powers to test people suspected to be using drugs faced "strong ... the Action Committee Against Narcotics, would allow police to force people to undergo tests if there was "reasonable suspicion" that they had taken drugs. Those who failed could be referred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545183/hong-kong-anti-drugs-body-pushes-drug-testing-despite-opposition
  3. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com With abusers staying under radar for longer, it's time to look at 'mandatory' testing, says drugs tsar who plans to put issue to the public Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda The number of years drug abusers are staying below the radar has doubled in the last five years, Hong Kong's drugs tsar revealed yesterday as she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1196602/hidden-drug-use-puts-tests-agenda
  4. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Ebola virus drug approved on mainland for emergency use only

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:51am by PINGHUI ZHUANG

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The drug JK-05, which has been in the study phase for five years, has passed pre-clinical testing and a safety test; no Ebola cases reported yet ... of Ebola cells in experiments and animal tests. The drug, after five years of study, has passed pre-clinical testing and the clinical safety test. However, the drug currently is strictly limited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582834/ebola-virus-approved-mainland-emergency-use-only
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... was denied supplies of other drugs being tested against the deadly virus. The medicine, which has shown promise in treating Ebola infections in mice, has never been tested in humans for this purpose. ... experimental drugs have been produced. The drugs that are currently being given to patients are mostly experimental ones that have been subject to no or limited tests on humans. Although pharmaceutical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    Bone marrow drug breakthrough for alopecia sufferers

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:16pm by GDN

    ... identified the immune cells responsible for destroying the hair follicles. The treatment would not work for male pattern baldness, which is linked to hormones. The scientists tested two drugs ... with a twice daily tablet for up to five months. The team leader, Raphael Clynes, said: "We've only begun testing the drug in patients, but if it continues to be successful and safe, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576172/bone-marrow-drug-breakthrough-alopecia-sufferers
  7. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Market for animal-tested cosmetics is thing of past

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Patsy Moy, Ernest Kao

    ... testing. Since July, the China Food and Drug Administration no longer requires animal testing for make-up, skin, hair and nail-care products and fragrances that are domestically produced. The new ... Patsy Moy and Ernest Kao Companies would boost sales by going cruelty-free, say advocates; but they have to believe in the ethics behind it, warns marketing expert Market for animal-tested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582387/market-animal-tested-cosmetics-thing-past
  8. News - World - DISEASE

    Liberian doctor who received last dose of experimental Ebola drug dies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Monrovia Canada works on new vaccine as supplies of untested ZMapp run out Liberian doctor given last of Ebola drug dies A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said. ZMapp had been tried in only six people. It was never tested in humans, and health experts do not know whether it works. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580881/liberian-doctor-who-received-last-dose-experimental-ebola-drug-dies
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen company develops kit to test for Ebola virus, report says

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 02:51pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... issued a special permit for an Ebola test kit last week,” she said. “We have submitted a request for special approval to the China Food and Drug Administration with hope that they will respond ... company has developed a field test kit that can quickly identify the Ebola virus, People’s Daily reports, as China is trying a range of countermeasures against the possible spread of the deadly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573511/shenzhen-company-develops-kit-test-ebola-virus-report-says
  10. News - China - DRUGS

    Actor Gao Hu latest Chinese celebrity to face drugs charges

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 07:21pm by AP

    ... and novelist Chen Wanning, whose pen name is Ning Caishen, for possession of drugs in an apartment in Beijing. He tested positive for methamphetamine, a stimulant, they said. That same month, film ... were relying heavily on informants to identify users, who are then targeted by officers in drug test sweeps. “This new type of drug is making it more difficult for the police to identify users ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572935/actor-gao-hu-latest-chinese-celebrity-detained-drugs

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