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  1. Everyone has grown used to the sorry litany of drug-cheating athletes

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

    ... in their system. It didn't come as a shock, which is the real pity. We have got so immune to stories about drugs and the Olympics that to finally hear horses had tested positive for a pain-relieving ... a clean slate. Showjumping had four bad eggs. The fact that all tested positive for the same drug is also worrying. If it is a trend, then the alarm bells better start ringing inside the FEI camp, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649863/everyone-has-grown-used-sorry-litany-drug-cheating-athletes
  2. Greek capital shaken by earthquake and record doping scandals

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... threw an Olympic record throw of 232 feet, eight inches, was stripped off his gold medal for failing to provide a drug test sample in an apparent attempt to beat the screening test. Maybe he ... (Wada) warned before these Games began that there was a possibility of a large number of drug incidents in Athens. This is because of improved technology and better tests to weed out the cheats. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467914/greek-capital-shaken-earthquake-and-record-doping-scandals
  3. HKU drug cocktail for bird flu ups survival rate fourfold in mice

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A University of Hong Kong research team says it has found a possible new way of treating bird-flu infections in humans after a drug-cocktail trial on mice proved effective. The team, led by the university's head of microbiology, Yuen Kwok-yung, and colleague Zheng Bojian, found that the use of three drugs in combination on mice infected with H5N1 virus raised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640277/hku-drug-cocktail-bird-flu-ups-survival-rate-fourfold-mice
  4. 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
  5. Talkback

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the drug-testing system? I can see problems associated with the drug-testing scheme. Some students habitually skip school and hang out with friends, so they will be able to avoid the tests. There are students who play truant for months. Students taking drugs who are asked to take the test could substitute a urine sample and so avoid a positive result. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689953/talkback
  6. letters

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government should not go ahead with this project because the drawbacks outweigh the benefits. Wan Wing-ki, Our Lady of the Rosary College CityU's drug-testing breakthrough A team of City University researchers have developed a method which uses acrylic resin- a type of plastic- to test blood, hair or saliva samples. They say this method could make drug tests cheaper, quicker and more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703395/letters
  7. Letters

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... periods against the greenback. Peter Wei, Kwun Tong Laissez-faire attitude to drugs I refer to Stephen Vines' article ('The thin edge', August 14) on drug testing for schoolchildren. His laissez-faire attitude is no answer to the problem. Regarding drug use, Vines suggests 'ensuring that children get this sort of thing out of their system so that they can continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690188/letters
  8. In Brief

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the department's agricultural development division in Yuen Long or call 2476 2424. Lawyer faces drug charge Probationary lawyer Terence Matthew Mok Wah-fung, 23, appeared in Eastern Court charged with possession of a dangerous drug. He is alleged to have had a plastic bag containing 3.21 grams of cannabis in Borrett Road, Central, on July 29. The case was adjourned to October 14. Father-to-be ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692723/brief
  9. In Brief

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clear Water Bay Road, Sai Kung, at about 11.15am. She was treated at the United Christian Hospital. The driver, 62, passed a breathalyser test, police said. HK$15,000 of drugs seized in raid Police arrested two men and a woman and seized illegal drugs worth HK$15,000 in a raid on a flat in Siu Lun Court, Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road, Tuen Mun, at about 2.30am. The haul included heroin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732908/brief
  10. In Brief

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of chronic obstructive airway disease, went to the hospital on Sunday with shortness of breath. He became critically ill on Monday and was transferred to the high dependency unit. Tests confirmed he ... drug ingredients, phenolphthalein and sibutramine, which could cause serious side effects. The girl was admitted to United Christian Hospital on October 4 with emotional disturbance, paranoid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695278/brief

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