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  1. Teen drug use declining: survey

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Drug abuse among Hong Kong students has gone down significantly over the past four years, a survey has revealed. The Survey of Drug Use among Students was commissioned ... substances, ketamine, cannabis and ecstasy were the most commonly used. ACAN chairman Choi Yuen-wan said it was encouraging that the number of students taking drugs had dropped significantly. He ...

  2. Medicine for the masses

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... the problems of drug patents. Like many new inventions, drugs are protected by patents, usually for at least 20 years. Patents protect the rights of drug producers and motivate scientists to invent new drugs. But they usually make new drugs too expensive for developing countries. This means that the poor, who often need medicines most, cannot have access to the drugs. MSF hopes to educate ...

  3. Party dangers

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Christmas Eve usually reminds us of a happy environment where people soak up the festive spirit. But for some teenagers, it could be the start of an agonising battle with drugs. Police statistics have revealed an increasing trend of drug abuse among young people. In the first half of this year, there were 1,796 newly reported drug abuse cases, with 44.4 per cent of those ...

  4. New Year venture

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... budget,' said Cheung Man-cheong, 17. He sells festive accessories with the help of some fellow students. The project is funded by the Beat Drugs Fund, which aims to help teenagers engage in healthy ...



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