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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer A genetic test is crucial in diagnosing lung cancer as an increasing number of non-smokers ... Chung-man said. "The reason behind such a trend is not really clear." Ho, a clinical associate professor in the department, said treatment with a drug targeting that mutated gene could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577866/gene-tests-critical-diagnosing-lung-cancer
  8. News - China Insider - DRUGS

    Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee arrested in Beijing drug bust with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:23pm by WU NAN

    ... Ko.  Watch: Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan arrested over drug charges Urine tests on both Chan and Ko have returned positive results for marijuana, and both actors have confessed to using ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Jackie Chan's son, Jaycee Chan, and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko have both been detained by Beijing police for drug-related offences, police revealed last night. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576112/jackie-chans-son-jaycee-arrested-beijing-drug-bust-taiwanese
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Africa to get experimental drugs to fight Ebola fight as death toll passes 1,000

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva World Health Organisation approves use of serum in West Africa Experimental drug sent to fight Ebola The World Health Organisation yesterday authorised the use of experimental drugs in the fight against Ebola as the death of the first European to succumb to the virus helped push the outbreak's toll above 1,000. The UN health agency's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572205/who-backs-use-experimental-ebola-drugs-west-africa-outbreak
  10. News - World - Ebola virus

    African detainee in Scotland tests negative after Ebola scare

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 06:04pm by AFP

    ... of largely untested treatments in efforts to combat the disease. Hard-hit nations are awaiting consignments of up to 1,000 doses of the barely tested drug ZMapp from the United States, which has ... Agence France-Presse in London A woman who fell ill at a deportation facility in Scotland has tested negative for the Ebola virus, health officials said on Saturday. British media said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574961/african-detainee-scotland-tests-negative-after-ebola-scare

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