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  1. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club stance on controversial drug Lasix the only choice

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 07:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... The decision was a no-brainer, really. It would have seemed sanctimonious to, on one hand, stand on a soapbox proclaiming that racing’s equine competitors should be drug free, and then allow a horse ... it is used primarily as a performance-enhancing drug, dropping a horse’s body weight dramatically on raceday, and perhaps acts as a masking agent for other performance-enhancing substances with far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1593245/jockey-club-stance-controversial-drug-lasix-only-choice
  2. 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
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577921/fame-no-excuse-taking-drugs
  4. 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
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by STAFF

    ... Hong Kong does not have the death penalty, so it should try to convince the Vietnamese government not to kill the men Father Franco Mella, who is campaigning to save two Hongkongers on death row for drug offences   The disputed area is too large. And both Beijing and New Delhi dug in their heels Researcher Dr Sun Shihai on why President Xi Jinping failed to make progress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1597070/who-said-it
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Woes of opium addiction shape Chinese debate on legalising marijuana

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Detention of celebrity cannabis users leads some to question drug penalties, but China hasn't forgotten its 'century of humiliation' Opium woes shape debate ... federal law. American public opinion has shifted in favour of the drug, with 54 per cent of people backing its legalisation, up from about 12 per cent in the early 1970s. Similar calls emerged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586671/woes-opium-addiction-shape-chinese-debate-legalising
  9. 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
  10. 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

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