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  1. Sydney seal of approval for heroin addicts' centre

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Australia's only supervised heroin injecting centre was given official approval yesterday and credited with saving the lives of dozens of drug addicts. The controversial injecting room has operated on a trial basis since it opened in May 2001 in King's Cross, the heart of Sydney's red light district and a focus for the illegal drugs trade for more than 30 ...

  2. Jockey Club wary of new EPO test

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... that tests positive for either antibody from racing. The move has been hailed in America as an important step in addressing possible abuse of EPO, a human drug that is said to have been used to improve equine performance despite potentially dangerous consequences for the horses. EPO and Aranesp are prohibited substances in most racing jurisdictions. The extent and nature of drug testing ...

  3. Huge rise in arrests over counterfeit medicine

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... said the rise was mainly due to a single major operation in September, in which 35 people were arrested. About $140,000 worth of fake drugs, mainly painkillers, were seized. He said the drugs were not likely to have been made in Hong Kong. 'Hong Kong is not a base of manufacturing for the fake drugs but they were imported from neighbouring areas,' he said. But Mr Chow ...

  4. 'Special K' now more popular than Ecstasy

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Ketamine has outstripped Ecstasy as the most popular party drug in Hong Kong, new research has found. Nowhere else in the world is ketamine, or 'Special K', used at such a high level, studies suggest. According to preliminary findings of the research, a staggering 95 per cent of party-drug users reported using ketamine, compared with 82 per cent who take Ecstasy and 80 ...

  5. Police shut down huge Ecstasy factory in Hunghom

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... million worth of the drug every day. Four men were arrested at the factory, which was discovered at an industrial site in Hunghom on Tuesday night. About 35kg of chemicals containing high ... it before the drugs could be circulated in Hong Kong.' Police said the operation, which involved about 60 officers, was mounted after they were tipped off by an informer. According ...

  6. High rate of HK party drug users caught in Guangdong

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Up to a third of party drug users arrested in Guangdong are from Hong Kong, according to the head of the police Narcotics Bureau. Cross-border excursions to rave parties- sometimes involving middle-aged people- had resulted in fewer party drugs being seized in Hong Kong, said Chief Superintendent Kenny Ip Lau-chuen. 'A recent example was when our counterpart ...

  7. Heroin worth $1m seized at airport

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... Anti-narcotics agents say they have crippled an international drugs syndicate after arresting one of its members and seizing about $1 million worth of pure heroin destined for Taiwan. The 42-year-old courier was intercepted at the departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport as he was about to board a flight for Taipei yesterday. Police allege he was a member of a drug trafficking ...

  8. Sports Quiz

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. The drug at the centre of the doping row involving world champion sprinter Kelli White is a) salbutamol b) erythropoietin c) modafinil d) stanozolol. 2. What basketball star published an autobiography entitled Bad as I Wanna Be? 3. What is the name of baseball slugger Barry Bonds' late father? 4. How many players are there in a women's lacrosse team? 5. How many ...

  9. expertadvice

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sofia A. Suarez consults those in the know Q I bought an altar cabinet to put my TV on. Recently, I noticed that there was a large crack running along the middle of its central top panel. Can it be saved? What did I do wrong? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS: Olive D ...

  10. Drug firms warned to play by the rules

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The administration looks to enforce regulations and establish national standards Substandard factories producing drugs or raw materials for drugs will have to close by the middle of next year, according to a central government issued circular. The State Food and Drug Administration said it aimed to enforce the drug manufacturing regulations set out in the standards ...




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