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  1. HK firm selling killer chemical despite UK party drug death

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... A Hong Kong website is advertising a plant fertiliser that is abused as a party drug in Europe despite the death of a British teenager in England this month. The dead youth, Ben Walters, ... it is still legal in many countries, has become a popular party drug, creating similar states of euphoria as ecstasy, and has been blamed for causing delusions. It also can cause severe hyperthermia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705082/hk-firm-selling-killer-chemical-despite-uk-party-drug-death
  2. 70pc of pupils OK with drug tests: poll

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip About 70 per cent of Tai Po pupils say they will participate in the voluntary drug-testing scheme in schools, according to a survey. The pilot scheme is scheduled to start in district's secondary schools in December. The Tai Po Youth Association interviewed 337 pupils in the district and found 69.4 per cent were willing to take part in drug tests. Association chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690343/70pc-pupils-ok-drug-tests-poll
  3. Drug tests 'will boost dropout rate'

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Headmasters and social workers fear the growing number of dropouts from junior secondary schools could rise further after drug tests are introduced in schools. The numbers are also ... be separated but it was done with the aim of helping them in smaller groups. Additional staff taught such groups, she said. If the voluntary drug tests, to be tried in Tai Po in the next school year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689827/drug-tests-will-boost-dropout-rate
  4. Drug rehab school 'confident' over probe

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Kobi Chan

    ... that runs the drug rehabilitation centre. He said he had an open mind about Independent Commission Against Corruption searches two days ago of the Christian Zheng Sheng Association's premises, ... for drug offenders were untrue and unfair. Responding to allegations that the association had retained some of its students' Comprehensive Social Security Assistance payments, Mr Lam said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690466/drug-rehab-school-confident-over-probe
  5. Drug firm linked to 6 deaths to face court over sale of tainted medicine

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Amy Nip Drug maker Europharm will face court at the end of the month for selling drugs unfit for human use. The case will be heard in Fanling Court on April 30. Europharm ... if there is any contamination of Europharm products and consider suggesting to the review committee [on drug regulations] if the new measure should be applied to all drug manufacturers,' Dr Lam said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676870/drug-firm-linked-6-deaths-face-court-over-sale-tainted-medicine
  6. Drug rehabilitation school trapped in a funding limbo

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Christian Zheng Sheng College, the city's only combined drug rehabilitation centre and private school, is not able to rely on the Education Bureau to pay for its relocation ... In the meantime, the school could only seek subsidies as a drug rehabilitation centre, from a fund under the Security Bureau. 'After the relocation plan is set, we will talk with Zheng Sheng about its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685674/drug-rehabilitation-school-trapped-funding-limbo
  7. More dogs at border to help sniff out drugs over Easter holiday

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Eleven extra sniffer dogs will be on duty at Easter as part of a crackdown on cross-border drug trafficking. The Customs and Excise Department made the announcement yesterday while revealing that it had detected fewer cases at land border control points in the first three months of the year than the same period of 2008. The head of customs' drug investigation bureau, John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676245/more-dogs-border-help-sniff-out-drugs-over-easter-holiday
  8. Widow considering legal action on drug

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Ng Kang-chung The wife of a leukaemia patient whose death was related to a fungus-tainted drug has accepted a hospital's explanation of his early discharge but is still considering taking legal action against the manufacturer of the drug. The woman, Mrs Chan, said yesterday she was satisfied with Queen Mary Hospital's explanation that her husband- diagnosed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673226/widow-considering-legal-action-drug
  9. Teenagers experimenting with drugs at 15, says narcotics chief

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The average teen drug user takes drugs for the first time at 15, according to the Security Bureau's Narcotics Division. Students make up 26 per cent of drug users under 21, Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong Pik-yee said yesterday. Recent cases of drug use in schools have aroused public concern, but the government will not speed up the implementation of voluntary drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672201/teenagers-experimenting-drugs-15-says-narcotics-chief
  10. Father of singer sorry for her drugs run-in

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow and Amy Nip The father of pop singer Jill Vidal made a tearful apology yesterday for his daughter's involvement in a drug possession case in Japan that has put ... and youngsters.' Vidal and fellow singer Kelvin Kwan Chor-yiu, 25, were arrested in Japan last week on suspicion of shoplifting and drug possession. Vidal's father, Joey Vidal, begged the media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672269/father-singer-sorry-her-drugs-run

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