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  1. News - China Insider - DRUGS

    Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee arrested in Beijing drug bust with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:23pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Jackie Chan's son, Jaycee Chan, and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko have both been detained by Beijing police for drug-related offences, police revealed last night. ... reported on Monday. In a  statement released on its official Weibo account on Monday evening, the Beijing public security bureau said that police officers detained a number suspects for drug use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576112/jackie-chans-son-jaycee-arrested-beijing-drug-bust-taiwanese
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... Emily Tsang and Arthur Chan City's only Ebola remedy is breast cancer drug A breast cancer drug is the only possible remedy Hong Kong has for an Ebola outbreak after the city was denied supplies of other drugs being tested against the deadly virus. The medicine, which has shown promise in treating Ebola infections in mice, has never been tested in humans for this purpose. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  3. News - World - MEDICINE

    Bone marrow drug breakthrough for alopecia sufferers

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:16pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Drug breakthrough for alopecia hair-loss cases Treatment with a drug normally used for a bone marrow condition had reversed baldness caused by alopecia in three patients, ... identified the immune cells responsible for destroying the hair follicles. The treatment would not work for male pattern baldness, which is linked to hormones. The scientists tested two drugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576172/bone-marrow-drug-breakthrough-alopecia-sufferers
  4. News - China - DRUGS

    Actor Gao Hu latest Chinese celebrity to face drugs charges

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 07:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing An actor has become the latest Chinese celebrity to face drug charges in a wave of detentions that an official said on Wednesday is one of China’s sternest crackdowns on illegal drug use in two decades. Gao Hu, 40, who had a small part as a soldier in Zhang Yimou’s 2011 movie The Flowers of War, was detained by police for possession and use of marijuana ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572935/actor-gao-hu-latest-chinese-celebrity-detained-drugs
  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Drug chief reclassified herb to benefit his province, anti-graft official claims

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by Zhuang Pinghui, CECE ZHANG

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Cece Zhang Anti-graft official in Hunan accuses former food and drug regulator of letting medicinal plant be reclassed to benefit home province Drug chief 'bias' behind herb name change An anti-graft official in Hunan has accused the former national head of the food and drug regulator of changing the name of a traditional Chinese medicine plant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572431/drug-chief-reclassified-herb-benefit-his-province-anti-graft-official
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Africa to get experimental drugs to fight Ebola fight as death toll passes 1,000

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva World Health Organisation approves use of serum in West Africa Experimental drug sent to fight Ebola The World Health Organisation yesterday authorised the use of experimental drugs in the fight against Ebola as the death of the first European to succumb to the virus helped push the outbreak's toll above 1,000. The UN health agency's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572205/who-backs-use-experimental-ebola-drugs-west-africa-outbreak
  7. News - World

    Scarce Ebola drugs bring hard ethical choices as outbreak spreads

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 10:04pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Experimental medicines may help save those infected in outbreak, but the debate is on as to who should receive the scarce treatments Ebola drugs create an ethical question With global anxiety rising on Ebola, medical ethicists are weighing how best to use a limited supply of experimental drugs that have shown early promise in fighting a disease that's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571546/scarce-ebola-drugs-bring-hard-ethical-choices-outbreak-spreads
  8. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Hong Kong anti-drugs body pushes drug testing, despite opposition

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Anti-drugs body pushes testing despite opposition A government plan to give police wider powers to test people suspected to be using drugs faced "strong ... the Action Committee Against Narcotics, would allow police to force people to undergo tests if there was "reasonable suspicion" that they had taken drugs. Those who failed could be referred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545183/hong-kong-anti-drugs-body-pushes-drug-testing-despite-opposition
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why wasn't Ebola drug used earlier in Africa?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com Why wasn't Ebola drug used earlier? The world breathes a lot easier as Dr Kent Brantly's breathing improves. The American missionary ... of ZMapp. Neither had the world. Frozen vials of ZMapp were flown from the US to Liberia, where Brantly and fellow health worker Nancy Writebol were administered the new drug. Both have since shown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567898/why-wasnt-ebola-drug-used-earlier-following-west-africa
  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Experts defend giving new Ebola drug to two US citizens, amid 1,000 African deaths

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington As virus toll rises in Africa, US experts defend using experimental medicine on Americans Africans seek access to Ebola drug The decision to use an experimental drug to treat two Americans infected with Ebola, while nearly 1,000 Africans have died without access to a cure, has sparked controversy. But US experts say it was ethically justified. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1568596/us-experts-defend-giving-new-ebola-drug-two-us-citizens-amid-1000-african

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