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  1. Jockey Brown stood down after positive drugs test

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... advised of the finding and has requested the reserve portion- or B sample- be tested by an independent laboratory, the Australian Sports Drug Testing Laboratory in Sydney. 'With the B-sample ... a positive test to alcohol at the Boxing Day meeting. In October 2000, apprentice rider Cliff Lai Ka-kui received a six month ban after testing positive to the party drug 'ice', ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542450/jockey-brown-stood-down-after-positive-drugs-test
  2. 'It made me want to take drugs'

    Posted Sep 19th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee A former drug abuser who identified herself as Ah Sze said once she entered a disco she felt compelled to take drugs. 'The atmosphere made me want to take drugs. Even if I didn't want to take drugs for some days, when I went in and saw everyone having drugs, I felt that I wanted to join them,' the 20-year-old said. A friend first gave her illegal drugs 18 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/564547
  3. Children succumb to drug temptation

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Researchers find that a quarter of abusers pick up the habit before the age of 14 More than 30 youngsters questioned in a survey into drug abuse have admitted taking up ... as the most comprehensive study of the abuse of so-called soft drugs among Hong Kong's youth. The researchers found that close to one-third of the young people interviewed had for some time used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557775/children-succumb-drug-temptation
  4. Dramatic fall in drug positives

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... have tested positive for drugs. This is a more than 50 per cent drop in the number of drug cheats from the last Asian Games. Despite a second weightlifter from Myanmar being stripped of her medal yesterday and being expelled after testing positive for drugs, OCA officials were happy that the overall numbers of positive cases had fallen from four years ago. 'We have had four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575079/dramatic-fall-drug-positives
  5. Mainland drugs sector in need of cure

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Anhui drugs scandal is one of the worst nightmares of those responsible for running a health-care system: patients have died after being given an antibiotic that was supposed to help ... It is not an isolated incident. In April and May, 11 people died after injecting a drug containing a chemical that causes kidney failure. The antibiotic tragedy has unleashed scathing criticism in the official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559877/mainland-drugs-sector-need-cure
  6. Drugmaker sold 2.05m fake doses

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui The Heilongjiang pharmaceutical producer at the centre of a fake-drug scandal made 2.05 million doses of five kinds of defective drugs, according to the provincial Food and Drug Administration. Mainland media reported that the drugs, produced in 16 batches by the Qiqihar No 2 Pharmaceutical Co, were sold in eight provinces. Regions where the drugs were sold were not specified, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555189/drugmaker-sold-205m-fake-doses
  7. Long-term teen drug users score poorly in IQ test

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee and Clifford Lo Youth workers yesterday presented results of a survey they say shows teens are lowering their mental abilities by taking drugs. The findings come as police ... In the three-year study, over 300 teenagers from Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Yau Ma Tei, who all had records of prolonged drug use, were given IQ and memory tests. The youngest participant was 15. While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558254/long-term-teen-drug-users-score-poorly-iq-test
  8. 10-year manhunt ends with arrest of drug kingpin

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in Bogota One of the world's most-hunted drug traffickers- whose organisation compared in size to that of late drug lord Pablo Escobar- has been arrested in Brazil after a decade on the run. Pablo Rayo-Montano was captured on Tuesday at his home in Sao Paulo as part of a three-year operation spearheaded by the US Drug Enforcement Agency and police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549366/10-year-manhunt-ends-arrest-drug-kingpin
  9. Club policies to be reviewed

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Jockey Club yesterday promised a review of medication policies which could give trainers the option of preparing horses on certain preventative drugs and medicines as long ... by reigning premier trainer Tony Cruz is not an option. 'The drug Ventipulman has a steroid component to it,' Englebrecht-Bresges explained. 'Therefore, having horses on it permanently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544354/club-policies-be-reviewed
  10. Hong Kong escalates war on doping

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa New $3 million body to help athletes 'fight temptation' Hong Kong sport will join the war on performance-enhancing drugs when an anti-doping agency is put in place ... the official said. 'With more and more money involved in professional sports, it is more tempting for athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs.' At the moment only athletes in the elite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551654/hong-kong-escalates-war-doping

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