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  1. Drugs list a result of 'hidden agenda'

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Other drugs would be means-tested and would have to be privately purchased by those failing the means test. Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong member Chan Yuen-han, who is a breast ... an 'unfair' standard drug list, or central drug formulary, that would result in double standards for the rich and the poor. In a 21/2-hour meeting of the Legco health services panel yesterday, 14 ...

  2. Nation's problems test the mettle of presidential hopefuls

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... down on corruption, drug abuse and terrorism while promoting economic recovery and wider government services. But economists are less certain that her election on May 10 would bring back ...

  3. A contest that can't be won

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... rogues' gallery Athletes testing positive for drug use at the Athens Olympics so far A drug-free Olympics is unlikely, because there will always be athletes who will find the lure ... and Katerina Thanou missed a scheduled drug test and withdrew from the Games- will be the lasting highlight of Athens for many. Preventing a recurrence must be uppermost in the minds of officials ...

  4. Chemist defends Kissel case method

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... if he detected any presence of cocaine in his screening test for other drugs and poisons. Dr Cheng replied: 'Unless you have taken an overdose of cocaine, you cannot detect ... Polly Hui A government chemist yesterday told a jury he did not report on the quantities of drugs found in Robert Peter Kissel, who was allegedly murdered by his wife, because it would ...

  5. Accusations of mismanagement raised

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... caught Sars. She underwent medical tests and remained there, still in isolation, until May 5, when she was transferred to yet another hospital in Wong Tai Sin district. Ms Ho's mother subsequently tested positive for Sars on May 13 and died on May 22. By that time she had spent 20 days in isolation. Ms Ho believes she caught Sars at Tuen Mun Hospital. She says she was given ...

  6. Hospital chemists jailed for 1.6m yuan drugs theft

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Two Beijing hospital pharmacists have been sentenced to 13- and 14-year prison terms for stealing prescription drugs worth more than 1.6 million yuan. Experts have said the case ... of the People's Hospital affiliated to Peking University, began stealing costly drugs to treat diabetes, including Acarbose, from the two institutions, the Beijing Star Daily reported. The first time ...

  7. HK smugglers jailed over huge drug run

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires Two men from a Hong Kong-based drug smuggling syndicate that imported nearly half a million Ecstasy tablets worth A$21 million (HK$124 million) into Australia have been jailed ... Federal Police after a routine search by customs officers. Police then mounted an elaborate sting operation, carefully replacing the drugs with a harmless substitute, re-packing the marble slabs ...

  8. Massive dose of drug found in body

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... house, and his wife is alleged to have drugged him. The level of Lormetazepam, a prescription drug often used as a sleeping pill, in Ng Kim-wah's blood was far higher than the therapeutic ... Ng was likely to have been alive and in a deep sleep when the fire broke out. His blood contained 0.1 milligrams per millilitre of the drug. With a normal dose, the amount absorbed ...

  9. Victim in drugged-soup murder case 'wanted divorce'

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow Mistress says the accused woman's husband was planning to move in with her A computer technician allegedly drugged by his wife before dying of smoke inhalation in a fire ... that when a fire broke out that evening in Ng's room, he was unable to escape because he had been drugged. Along with smoke inhalation, Ng suffered severe burns to the face, neck and the left ...

  10. Guns, drugs and warlords still haunt Afghan dream

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor The worst vestiges of Afghanistan's immediate past- the Taleban, warlords, guns and drugs- continue to haunt its present. The new beginning promised two years ago by the American-led war on terrorism remains for many a dream. Yet Afghans and those closely involved in the country's development are optimistic. Three decades of political ...




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