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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why wasn't Ebola drug used earlier in Africa?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com Why wasn't Ebola drug used earlier? The world breathes a lot easier as Dr Kent Brantly's breathing improves. The American missionary ... of ZMapp. Neither had the world. Frozen vials of ZMapp were flown from the US to Liberia, where Brantly and fellow health worker Nancy Writebol were administered the new drug. Both have since shown ...

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    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 ...

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    Is this the wild and wacky world of investment banking in Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 05:21am by Alex Lo

    ... until we caught him walking out at 3am on Tuesday with a love monkey on each arm," the article says, claiming drug-taking and buying prostitutes are common among his colleagues. "Dirty ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China's Alibaba is what Western capitalists dream of

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by Alex Lo

    ... of launching a war for the drug trade in the name of the crown, into sanctioning the opium war. Today, the likes of Macartney and Staunton could just be trading Alibaba shares. ...

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    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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time to spend money on an Ebola vaccine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Hari Kumar

    ... be possible. But all of them were hampered by a lack of funds as drug manufacturers were not willing to open their pockets as there wasn't much profit in such ventures. Areas like obesity ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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? ...

  10. 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 ...




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