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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Efforts to airbrush out Zhou Yongkang struggle at lift-off

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:17am by Howard Winn

    ... of Sohu, has surprised some people with the nature of his response to speculation that appeared on the internet that he had been arrested by police for drug taking. His response was to make a 54-second video in which he said the speculation was completely untrue. In the video he said it is impossible for him to take drugs. "I'm kind of a very rational person. As far as I can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1578717/efforts-airbrush-out-zhou-yongkang-struggle-lift
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by STAFF

    ... The African countries where Ebola [is] occurring should have the same opportunity Three leading Ebola experts, including Peter Piot, on the use of untested drugs   If we were in the same situation as Sai Kung Stray Friends, we'd be absolutely devastated Sally Anderson of Hong Kong Dog Rescue on the plight of the Sai Kung group   I understand he doesn't want his players ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568725/who-said-it
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573732/vigilance-key-deadly-ebola-outbreak-takes-heavy-toll

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