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  1. 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
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Fake Sheikh' suspended after singer Tulisa Contostavlos drug trial collapses

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London 'Fake Sheikh' suspended after drug trial collapses Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid The Sun suspended an investigative reporter nicknamed the "Fake Sheikh" yesterday after a pop star's drugs trial collapsed amid claims that the journalist lied in court. The trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos, who was accused of offering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557136/fake-sheikh-suspended-after-singer-tulisa-contostavlos-drug-trial
  3. News - World - MEDICINE

    Monkey HIV drug-resistant within days, dampening hopes for Aids cure

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Monkey research dampens hopes for Aids cure The monkey version of HIV can take refuge from anti-Aids drugs within days of entering the body, a study said, dampening ... birth and continued for 18 months, tested positive for the virus after two drug-free years. "The unfortunate clinical findings of viral rebound in the Mississippi baby appear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557018/monkey-hiv-drug-resistant-within-days-dampening-hopes-aids-cure
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese University study finds that 80 per cent of those diagnosed with disease opt against medication that cuts risk of cirrhosis, cancer Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment The vast majority of former drug users found to have hepatitis C in a screening programme did not take up an offer of treatment- with many apparently unwilling to take time off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555653/ex-drug-users-shun-hepatitis-treatment
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    In trouble again: former Nepalese crown prince held on drug charges in Bangkok

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Nepalese ex-crown prince in trouble again Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah has been arrested on drugs charges in Thailand for a second time and could ... said Shah, who is visiting Thailand on a tourist visa, had admitted illegal drug possession and was remanded in custody. It is not the first time the former royal has been in trouble ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555422/trouble-again-former-nepalese-crown-prince-held-drug-charges-bangkok
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Heed rights in new drug law Any law that detects drug users and steers them into counselling without fear of prosecution has to be welcomed. Early identification to enhance the effectiveness of treatment is a worthy objective. Unfortunately it is not that simple, as a government advisory body has found. Since drug abuse on its own is self-harm, it is not to be compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  7. Astellas gives patients hope with drug discoveries

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:07pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... and CEO of Astellas. "By predicting future environmental changes and using our high R&D competencies, we have dedicated our efforts to innovative high value-added drug discovery. ... operations Astellas commits itself to proprietary ethical pharmaceutical business. In particular, the company focuses on innovative drug discovery in areas where unmet medical needs exist and where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1549659/astellas-gives-patients-hope-drug-discoveries
  8. Comment - Letters

    All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by LETTERS

    ... All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was first established by the United Nations in 1987 to strengthen global efforts towards a society free of drug abuse. Today, it serves as a reminder of the ongoing war that is being fought around the world on illicit drug use and trafficking. It also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1543927/all-citizens-can-work-towards-healthy-drug-free-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com With abusers staying under radar for longer, it's time to look at 'mandatory' testing, says drugs tsar who plans to put issue to the public Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda The number of years drug abusers are staying below the radar has doubled in the last five years, Hong Kong's drugs tsar revealed yesterday as she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1196602/hidden-drug-use-puts-tests-agenda
  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Mohammed Mursi’s son jailed for a year in Egypt for drug possession

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 08:59pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Mursi's son jailed on drug charge An Egyptian criminal court has convicted the youngest son of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Mursi on charges of drug possession and consumption, jailing him and a friend for a year. Abdullah Mursi, 20, was not in court when Judge Abdel-Rahman Ayad issued the verdict. He had been on bail since his arrest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545761/mohammed-mursis-son-jailed-year-egypt-drug-possession

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