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  1. What Ambrose Lee said

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'It is uncommon that drug traffickers will penetrate schools to sell drugs' June 13, 2007 'The drug problem exists among primary pupils... it's alarming' February 25, 2010 ...

  2. Police may target six drugs in crackdown in drug driving

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Six drugs most commonly abused by Hong Kong people have been shortlisted as the targets in a government move to tackle drug driving. Under a proposal to be unveiled next week, ... quickly whether the driver was under the influence of drugs. Police would be able to require the suspect to perform a physical test- such as walking a straight line, if they had reason to believe ...

  3. Fewer reported drug abusers

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The latest government figures show a significant drop in the number of drug abusers, but a social worker says there are still many hidden ones. The number of reported drug abusers in the first three months was down 10.3 per cent year on year, according to advisory body the Action Committee Against Narcotics. The number of drug abusers aged under 21 fell by 10.3 per ...

  4. Drug abuse by pupils a worry, but don't panic

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four years in the making, a large-scale government survey presents some striking figures about drug abuse among young students. But take a closer look and the picture may not be so gloomy. The report finds 90 per cent of schools have pupils with drug problems. The survey does not, however, reveal how serious the drug problem is at these schools. The figures on abuse among the 158,089 ...

  5. School drug report shock

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter A report on teenager drugs users sparked alarm in Hong Kong when it revealed that 90 per cent of primary and secondary schools have pupils who are taking drugs. But a comparison between students in Britain and the United States showed Hong Kong students' drug use is not too high. The results of the four-year study were released after the government announced ...

  6. Training planned to help traffic police spot drug-drivers

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan If a proposed law to combat drug-driving is approved, all frontline traffic police officers will be trained to recognise signs that drivers have taken drugs before they do preliminary tests at the roadside or a police station. People suspected of driving under the influence of drugs could also have their licences seized for a day while undergoing tests. 'All ...

  7. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... some Chinese medicine to treat her fever. She did not know that the drug contained a banned substance. This is her explanation. It may well be true, but it is hard to comprehend how ... in horse racing circles as a treatment for respiratory ailments. More recently, it's been touted as a weight-loss drug. But it's also a stimulant that increases aerobic capacity ...

  8. Zhou Mi to appeal 2-year dope ban

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... badminton career of more than 20 years, I have a clean doping record and have never used any prohibited drug to enhance my performance,' she said. 'I know the incident will bring trouble ...

  9. Drugs delay feared under new proposal

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Patients at private clinics might suffer needless waits for urgent medicine under a proposed change to how drugs are ordered from pharmacies, a doctor's union says. Currently, in the event of an emergency, a doctor can call a pharmacy in the morning and the drugs will be delivered in the afternoon. Doctors must confirm the delivery and countersign a form when ...

  10. Concern raised after slimming drugs linked to psychiatric troubles

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and the illegal sale of prescription-only slimming drugs at profit-driven dispensaries. 'Drugs that reduce appetite are commonly found in slimming products,' psychiatrist Ben Cheung Kin-leung said. 'Containing elements that stimulate the central nervous system, such drugs carry the same side effects as ecstasy and Ice and can make a user suicidal and clinically depressed after ...




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