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  1. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Market for animal-tested cosmetics is thing of past

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Patsy Moy, Ernest Kao

    ... testing. Since July, the China Food and Drug Administration no longer requires animal testing for make-up, skin, hair and nail-care products and fragrances that are domestically produced. The new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582387/market-animal-tested-cosmetics-thing-past
  2. Huge rise in arrests over counterfeit medicine

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... said the rise was mainly due to a single major operation in September, in which 35 people were arrested. About $140,000 worth of fake drugs, mainly painkillers, were seized. He said the drugs were not likely to have been made in Hong Kong. 'Hong Kong is not a base of manufacturing for the fake drugs but they were imported from neighbouring areas,' he said. But Mr Chow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433465/huge-rise-arrests-over-counterfeit-medicine
  3. Warning on danger of generics

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The drug effects of generic medicines may not be identical to the branded items if they use different ingredients to make the inactive parts of the pills, according to Pharmacy professor Kenneth Lee Kwing-chin of Chinese University. Professor Lee warned that doctors unaware of the discrepancies might prescribe the wrong dosage to their patients. 'Even though the drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513076/warning-danger-generics
  4. No subsidy for 69 items in proposed drugs list

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy But passing a means test may give access to some expensive medicines Patients may have to pay fully for 26 cancer drugs, mainly for terminal cases, under the Hospital Authority's proposed standard drug list, or central drug formulary. They are among 69 drugs that will not be covered by charity funds. Two cancer drugs now subsidised by some hospitals may become paid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489476/no-subsidy-69-items-proposed-drugs-list
  5. Another drug error at home for elderly

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Concerns have been raised over the safety of drug dispensing at private homes for the elderly after a patient was wrongly prescribed a drug for diabetes, the third incident ... Mrs Ng said it was the third case since August last year involving homes for the elderly prescribing drugs for diabetes to non-diabetic patients. She said all three cases involved different ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555785/another-drug-error-home-elderly
  6. $155,000 fine over slimming drugs

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A beauty parlour has been fined $155,000 for selling slimming drugs containing unregistered western medicine. The prosecution of Tsim Sha Tsui-based Ideals Eternity was among nine brought last year by the Department of Health against outlets selling products containing unregistered drugs, said Deputy Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Susie Ho Shuk-yee. Ms Ho, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541280/155000-fine-over-slimming-drugs
  7. Registry to limit use of expensive drugs by hospitals

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Expensive drugs could soon be prescribed only by specialists or have to be paid for by patients under a controversial plan to set up a standard drug registry, according ... to be heavily subsidised. But special items- comprising less than 15 per cent of all drugs within the formulary- are to be prescribed 'under specified clinical conditions with specific specialist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487031/registry-limit-use-expensive-drugs-hospitals
  8. Leukaemia super drug could be years away

    Posted Nov 14th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy in Boston Hong Kong leukaemia patients who are resistant to the so-called wonder drug Glivec may have to wait for years before a stronger version of the medication is available, ... for US Food and Drug Administration approval, according to Karen Moore, director of technology review at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Dr Moore said Super Glivec would target ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/524830
  9. Surge in teens hooked on party drugs

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Rehab centres see leap in youngsters making switch from 'outdated' heroin The number of early teens seeking treatment for drug dependency from one of the city's main rehabilitation centres for young people has leaped since last year, as the city's young users switch from heroin to 'party drugs'. They include children who developed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511380/surge-teens-hooked-party-drugs
  10. Novartis plans to enter flu-drug market

    Posted Nov 14th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... drugs. We only work on things which are novel that we believe will fit an unmet medical need. So we would never make another Tamiflu. 'So we would look at different mechanisms of attacking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/524872

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