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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Despite huge profits, Gilead Sciences defends price of its hepatitis drug

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Profits and the cost of life-saving drugs Champagne corks were doubtless popping in the California headquarters of Gilead Sciences on Thursday as its ... C drug, Sovaldi, which generated US$3.5 billion in sales. Sales this year are expected to hit US$10 billion, making it one of the world's best-selling drugs. It offers a complete cure ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Police don't need more drugs powers

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Police don't need more drugs powers Oh boy, I feel safer already. The government wants to unleash specially trained LEOS to RESCUE drug addicts and clean up ... paper to expand the already considerable drug-fighting powers of the police. The proposed drug-testing programme is called RESCUE, an acronym for- I swear I am not making this up- Reasonable ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    One man's pain is still another's gain

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com One man's pain is still another's gain The Indian Supreme Court ruling that denied Swiss drug giant Novartis a patent for its cancer drug is a continuation of the battle between multinational drug companies and developing countries over accessibility to cheaper drugs. The ruling is seen by Novartis as an infringement of its right to patent ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - MY TAKE

    Cash not any cleaner than the bitcoin

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... authorities point out that this virtual currency is not traceable and so is being used for dubious activities such as the drug trade. Really? How traceable are the currency notes then? For all you know, the hundred dollar note in your wallet may well have been a part of some dubious transaction a few hours ago. Currency notes are the favoured means of payment for drug cartels, smugglers ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden must use drastic measures

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 04:58am by Hari Kumar

    ... criminal activities, like drug dealing. It is permissible and necessary to stop such activities. Isn't that what this group of people did in 1971 and Edward Snowden did last year? ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A rebellious '60s moment of our own

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:21am by Alex Lo

    ... be no stability without social justice. As the curse goes, we live in interesting times. Can someone bring on the sex, drugs and rock 'n roll? That would be more fun. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Model societies we can learn from

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... stance is still far ahead of the US-inspired war on drugs, which has lasted decades, wasted trillions and ruined lives of millions- only to see the problem getting worse. As one critic writes: "The Dutch invented much of the world of 2013: bicycles in cities, legal soft drugs and gay marriage. Their next scheme to go global will be legal euthanasia." It's not all hunky ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Same old problems, different city

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 03:24am by Alex Lo

    ... problems are actually not so unique at all. Toronto, my second home, now has for a mayor a self-confessed boozer and drug taker. Ford rose to high office by raging against "the elite ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Zombies are the least of our worries

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 01:02am by Alex Lo

    ... nowhere is safe and anything can kill you. On the mainland today, food is not safe. Drugs are not safe. A trip to the hospital is likely to cost you and make you sicker, if it doesn't kill ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Big fish always slip through legal net

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and their associates." He also said that as an international financial centre, Hong Kong is especially vulnerable to the laundering of dirty money from drug trafficking, prostitution and fraud. I can't ... at those poor sods now sitting behind bars, while looking for other fools to further their dirty deeds. We see the same pattern with our courts and prosecutors in drug smuggling cases. Heavy ...




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