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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577921/fame-no-excuse-taking-drugs
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567898/why-wasnt-ebola-drug-used-earlier-following-west-africa
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Entertainers pressured to support Xi Jinping's crackdown on 'social ills'

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Cary Huang

    ... a significant war against drugs. In a written statement released on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, Xi called for "forceful action to wipe out drugs ... of the campaign. At least 11 Chinese celebrities from the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong have been detained for drug-related offences. Among the latest are superstar Jackie Chan's son, Jaycee Chan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580092/entertainers-pressured-support-xi-jinpings-crackdown-social
  4. News - China

    Pharmaceutical company loses 1b yuan after 140-word Weibo message

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 11:38am by Amy Li

    ... Having appeared in a TV commercial promoting the medicine, Song said in a worried tone she agreed to do the commercial after learning the drug had been approved by authorities. “I will not appear ... it due to the lack of empirical statistics on safety and effectiveness - but not because it harms the liver.” The provincial Food and Drug Administration in Jiangxi supported Renhe by issuing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1140943/pharmaceutical-company-loses-1b-yuan-after-140-word-weibo-message
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559319/despite-huge-profits-gilead-sciences-defends-price-its
  6. Comment - Letters

    All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by LETTERS

    ... All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was first established by the United Nations in 1987 to strengthen global efforts towards a society free of drug abuse. Today, it serves as a reminder of the ongoing war that is being fought around the world on illicit drug use and trafficking. It also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1543927/all-citizens-can-work-towards-healthy-drug-free-hong-kong
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., August 24, 2014

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by STAFF

    ... Jaycee Chan The son of action star Jackie Chan was detained in Beijing over possession of drugs. Jaycee Chan was detained along with popular Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung. They were allegedly caught smoking marijuana at a foot massage parlour. Police later found 100 grams of the drug in a home reportedly belonging to Jackie Chan. The star said he was "furious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580218/bad-week-august-24-2014
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by STAFF

    ... effectively got off with a three-week ban for taking drugs   One problem I've had today is keeping my Wongs straight U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's attempt at a joke about Asians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580216/who-said-it
  10. Business - Companies

    Amazon in Shanghai, Wal-Mart in drugstores

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:58pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Amazon's move into the Shanghai FTZ and Yhd's winning of an online drug license play on their global clout, as they try to differentiate themselves from bigger ... shop in the Shanghai FTZ late last year. Wal-Mart has also used its international connections to help Yhd build up its imported food business. Yhd's latest move into the online drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578580/amazon-shanghai-wal-mart-drugstores

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