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  1. Taskforce considers drug-testing students

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The taskforce on youth drug abuse has recommended drug tests to weed out young abusers, the security chief said yesterday at the launch of the Say No to Drugs campaign in Eastern District. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said drug abuse had become more serious and possible school-based drug-testing schemes would be researched. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661331/taskforce-considers-drug-testing-students
  2. Hair tests to detect addiction

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The government plans to have a full-scale hair drug-testing service in the fourth quarter after launching a pilot scheme yesterday. Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong said tests can detect commonly abused drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, Ecstasy, Ice, ketamine and also cough syrup. Results are normally available in three days. Wong said while urinalysis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715981/hair-tests-detect-addiction
  3. Majority of youths back tests

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

    ... Tiffany Lam Most city youths claim to support government drug-testing plans, but nearly half say they would not inform on drug-using friends, a study found. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups found 71 per cent of 306 youths backed plans to allow police to test people suspected of drug use. The charity said youngsters needed encouragement to help friends by reporting any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670228/majority-youths-back-tests
  4. 70pc want drug tests at schools: survey

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Nearly 70 per cent of people support introducing drug tests at schools, a survey has found. Of the 627 people in a Democratic Party survey in the past two weeks, 68.9 per cent supported drug tests at primary and secondary schools. Seventy-six per cent said they were worried that drug problems in schools were getting more serious, and 76 per cent said the government should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676076/70pc-want-drug-tests-schools-survey
  5. Lawmaker wants drug-driving tests sooner

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Lawmaker Andrew Cheng Kar-foo intends to move a private amendment to the Road Traffic Ordinance to speed up tests for drug-driving, but the move is unlikely to secure enough support to pass. The amendment, scheduled for next month, aims to empower police to conduct random roadside tests on drivers to see if they are affected by drugs. If passed, it would bring forward ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730137/lawmaker-wants-drug-driving-tests-sooner
  6. School testing turns up no drug evidence

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok No positive results were found in a trial voluntary drug-testing scheme that started in Tai Po schools in December, a government spokesman said. By the end of last month, the government-assigned drug testing team had visited all 23 public secondary schools in Tai Po participating in the scheme. Among them, 313 students were randomly selected for the screening test. Of them, 264 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705490/school-testing-turns-no-drug-evidence
  7. Education chief to announce drug test details

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung is expected to announce details tomorrow of a voluntary drug-testing scheme, to be introduced in Tai Po secondary schools, after a meeting with school principals. The government has said it would consult concerned parties about the scheme and modifications would be made before introducing drug testing in schools next month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688934/education-chief-announce-drug-test-details
  8. Pupils march against drug tests in schools

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu and Agnes Lam Doctors and pharmacists joined more than 100 schoolchildren in a protest march yesterday to urge the government to scrap drug testing due to start in Tai Po ... to voluntary drug tests from next month under the pilot scheme. Kong Kwai-sang of Youth Union, one of three groups that convened the protest, questioned the effectiveness of testing in fighting drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697779/pupils-march-against-drug-tests-schools
  9. Scheme fails to yield results

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter No positive results were found in a trial voluntary drug-testing scheme that started in Tai Po schools in December, a government spokesman has said. By the end of last month, the government-assigned drug testing team had visited all 23 public secondary schools in Tai Po participating in the scheme. Among them, 313 students were randomly selected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705743/scheme-fails-yield-results
  10. Drugs bureau tests Red Bull for cocaine

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A government spokeswoman says the Security Bureau's narcotics division is conducting tests on the energy drink Red Bull after German and Taiwanese authorities found traces of cocaine in the brand's drinks. The product was removed from shelves yesterday in the two dominant supermarket chains, ParknShop and Wellcome. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682233/drugs-bureau-tests-red-bull-cocaine

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