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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Drugs a natural target in Beijing's war against corruption

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Drugs a natural target in graft war The war on drugs is most readily associated with Mexico, and the war on corruption with China. But the two institutionalised vices are natural bedfellows, with the first begetting the second. President Xi Jinping's declaration of war on drugs in June therefore serves his relentless campaign against official corruption. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Give pharmacists bigger role in health care

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of biotechnology research, in the creation of antibodies targeted at resistant bugs. Saving lives is more important than saving money, but amid focus on that the cost of drug misuse often gets overlooked. ... sense, to abandon medication once symptoms disappear. Hopefully, the revelations of waste will prompt a more determined joint effort to educate the public in responsible use of drugs ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fame is no excuse for taking drugs

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fame is no excuse for taking drugs The special treatment and adulation that celebrities receive can be highly addictive. But fame can also lead to drug addiction, which ... of a worsening problem. President Xi Jinping declared a war on drugs in June for good reason: China has more than 2.5 million addicts, 75 per cent under the age of 35. Growing affluence has fuelled ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Be charitable, in good times and bad

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... this year's are services for underprivileged children, the mentally disabled, elderly patients and migrant workers as well as rehabilitation for those addicted to drugs or alcohol. To enhance ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Silver lining in ageing society

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... problems, the private sector, rightly, sees opportunities. An estimate by Euromonitor forecasts the spending power of the "baby boomer" generation to hit US$15 trillion. Globally, the drug and health care industries, financial services, information technology and carmakers are preparing for a new wave of older paying customers with new services, drugs and technologies. In Japan, adult ...

  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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Expanded Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will boost regional security

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... adding to concerns about organised crime and drug trafficking. Transnational anti-terrorism agencies have been set up and annual military exercises are held to counter the threats. President Xi ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Police forces need global co-operation to defeat the drug barons

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 02:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Global reach to beat drug trade A massive anti-drugs operation that seized three tonnes of Ice- or crystal methamphetamine- from a single Guangdong village made headlines for three days in the new year. Within a week, a report in the Sunday Morning Post linking Hong Kong triads with one of Mexico's most powerful crime and drug syndicates made it look like ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Be on guard against Ebola The notion of resorting to untested and experimental drugs against a lethal epidemic sounds like germ-warfare fiction. It is not something ... no harm. It is one of a number of potential anti-Ebola drugs and vaccines yet to undergo clinical testing that may be made available to patients subject to informed consent. There is an argument ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... doctors will attest to the regulatory barriers to opening practices. Insufficient funding leads to hospitals and doctors imposing surcharges on examinations and drugs, excessive medication and fee ...




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