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  1. 567kg drugs bust largest ever for city

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Cocaine recovered from a recycling warehouse in Tuen Mun stacks up to the largest seizure of the drug ever in the city- worth some HK$600 million- police said ... drug syndicate in the village of Fuk Hang Tsuen. So far, 567kg of cocaine has been seized, including about 50kg found in four flats in Kwai Tsing and Mong Kok. Authorities believe the godown ...

  2. Apprentice jockey Kevin Leung faces loss of his riding licence

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... licensing committee over positive drug tests. Leung, 22, became the second Hong Kong-based jockey to test positive for ketamine after a random urine sample at Sha Tin on September 5. He ... over drug tests: 22 ...

  3. Report reveals sordid details of foiled cancer-drug scam

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Details about a ring based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, that illegally manufactured patented cancer drugs worth 30 million yuan (HK$35 million) emerged yesterday with a state media report depicting the crude equipment and unsanitary environment. The drugs- marketed under the brand names Emati, Eloti, Sorenic and Gifpinna- obtained production approval in Peru, ...

  4. 18 pharmacies selling fake products named

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Pharmacies selling fake products would be named and shamed, the Consumer Council said yesterday as it identified 18 pharmacies caught selling counterfeit drugs. In its monthly magazine Choice, the watchdog published the results of 19 cases concerning the sale of counterfeit drugs over the past year, involving 18 shops. The dispensaries sold drugs with forged trademarks ...

  5. Excuse is possible: chief chemist

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen The chief racing chemist responsible for carrying out the Jockey Club's drug-testing programme, Dr Terence Wan See-ming, admits it is plausible that the Ketamine positive returned by Kevin Leung Ka-wai could have been produced by a small amount of the drug ingested unknowingly. Wan would not reveal the levels of Ketamine found in Leung's positive ...

  6. Supplements:

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... Barlean's Greens Brand: Barlean's Claim: This superfood powder is an easy way to get all your greens in one go. Mix it into tea, water or smoothies to support the cleansing of vital organs, body tissues and blood supply. It provides a blend of l ...

  7. How cocaine went global

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Leon Lee The world of cocaine Cocaine addiction has become an epidemic in Germany, and police blame the United States anti-drug programme for driving the trade into Europe. German ... on our imagination, our emotions, and our sense of responsibilities have boosted the widespread craving [for the drug]'. Globalisation brings many benefits. It raises living standards ...

  8. Other cases

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jessica Hardy The American swimmer tested positive during the United States Olympic trials in 2008 and received a one-year ban. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) tried to extend the ban to two years, but lost in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). ...

  9. Drug firms under the microscope

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing will establish a credit rating system, intensify monitoring of pharmaceutical companies and stamp out manipulation of drug prices by 2015. A drug safety plan was approved at a State Council meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday. The plan, which will run until the end of 2015, will set up a long-term mechanism to regulate ...

  10. Is our drugs war a lost cause?

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Drug abuse in Hong Kong is at its lowest point in 25 years, but experts say the war against drugs is far from won. Officials are quick to point to the latest drug figures- 12,420 reported cases last year- as a measure of success in the war on drugs, but academics and frontline service providers are less optimistic. The recent low is part of a normal ...




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