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  1. Spending on medicine to rise 3pc

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Public hospitals are expected to spend an extra 3 per cent on drugs in the next three years as more life-saving medicines are made. The Hospital Authority's drug expenditure jumped from HK$1.8 billion in 2002/03 to HK$2.2 billion in 2005/06. Director of cluster services Cheung Wai-lun said the drug budget would keep rolling. 'New cancer drugs, biopharmaceuticals ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 13 arrested in drugs raid Thirteen men were arrested for possessing and trafficking drugs during an anti-vice raid at a Yau Ma Tei disco. Police seized drugs, including cocaine, Ecstasy and ketamine worth HK$10,000 during the operation which took place at 2.30am. ...

  3. Fall from grace

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Former drug chief Zheng Xiaoyu has been sentenced to death for taking bribes. Do you agree with Beijing that he is to blame for the spate of fake-drug scandals in the country? Write to us. ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted May 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Drug addict dead in toilet A suspected drug addict, 32, was found dead beside a syringe inside a public toilet in Portland Street, Mong Kok, at 6.20am. ...

  5. Have you ever come across drugs?

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Interviews by Rebecca Tsui and Shruti Srinavasan Quinton Tsui, 15 The drugs problem in Hong Kong is not so serious when compared to overseas countries. But drug users are getting younger and drugs are cheaper nowadays. Teenagers can buy them from some pharmacies. They also take drugs at parties. I haven't seen teenagers taking drugs but some of my friends have. Drugs are very ...

  6. 150pc rise in young drug offenders seized

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The number of young drug offenders arrested at cross-border checkpoints this year has increased by 150 per cent on last year's figure, the Customs and Excise Department said yesterday. The department also said more youngsters had been found abusing drugs on the mainland. Twenty-six people aged under 21 were arrested in 25 drug cases up to the middle ...

  7. Spending on illegal drugs up over holidays

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Young people double their spending on illegal drugs over Christmas, a survey by the Caritas Lok Heep Club has found. Of 100 drug users aged between 13 and 30, 58 per cent said their spending on drugs increased to at least HK$400 during holidays. Daniel Shek Tan-lei, a social work professor at Chinese University, warned parents to be alert to the activities their children ...

  8. Youth use of dial-a-drug service 'rising'

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Dealers offer citywide deliveries Young people are buying drugs through a delivery service that can reach almost any place in the city within 30 minutes, police and a social worker say. Delivery is a more concealed and convenient way for youngsters to obtain drugs and is also harder for the police to deal with. The drug delivery issue was highlighted when Chief ...

  9. Afghan sent home after failing drug test

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... for a cannabinoid, indicating the presence of a banned substance on the World Anti-Drug Agency's (Wada) prohibited list. Dr M Jegathesan, the Olympic Council of Asia's technical delegate at the games, said it was more a case of recreational drug use than of enhancing performance. 'This is an issue not of pure performance enhancing,' Jegathesan said. Jegathesan said Najeebullah ...

  10. Small change for users of Viagra

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Drug maker Pfizer must be desperate. With the blockbuster Viagra going off patent soon and generic drug-making vultures waiting in the wings, it is trying to boost sales with every tacky advertising trick. So, guess what? Every pack of the sex drug now comes with three free chocolate-flavoured condoms, courtesy of Durex. 'Pfizer gives you three mid-summer ...




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