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  1. Drugs list a result of 'hidden agenda'

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... an 'unfair' standard drug list, or central drug formulary, that would result in double standards for the rich and the poor. In a 21/2-hour meeting of the Legco health services panel yesterday, 14 ... paying more for lifesaving drugs. The plan, which is subject to a three-month consultation until April 30, sets out a list of 1,273 drugs which patients would receive free- no questions asked. ...

  2. Prosecutor's blunders hold up the trial of alleged drugs baron

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Guangzhou A prosecutor's blunders have indefinitely delayed the trial of an alleged mainland drug king linked to the world's largest haul of the drug Ice. Chen ... the death penalty for drug trafficking. ...

  3. Restaurateur on drug charge vows to rock on

    Posted Jul 11th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... not be affected by the drugs charges, which carry a maximum sentence of 15 years' jail and a fine of $100,000. Sweet spent more than 10 years working as a chef in San Francisco before coming to Hong ...

  4. Hospital chemists jailed for 1.6m yuan drugs theft

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Two Beijing hospital pharmacists have been sentenced to 13- and 14-year prison terms for stealing prescription drugs worth more than 1.6 million yuan. Experts have said the case ... of the People's Hospital affiliated to Peking University, began stealing costly drugs to treat diabetes, including Acarbose, from the two institutions, the Beijing Star Daily reported. The first time ...

  5. HK smugglers jailed over huge drug run

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires Two men from a Hong Kong-based drug smuggling syndicate that imported nearly half a million Ecstasy tablets worth A$21 million (HK$124 million) into Australia have been jailed ... Federal Police after a routine search by customs officers. Police then mounted an elaborate sting operation, carefully replacing the drugs with a harmless substitute, re-packing the marble slabs ...

  6. Massive dose of drug found in body

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... house, and his wife is alleged to have drugged him. The level of Lormetazepam, a prescription drug often used as a sleeping pill, in Ng Kim-wah's blood was far higher than the therapeutic ... Ng was likely to have been alive and in a deep sleep when the fire broke out. His blood contained 0.1 milligrams per millilitre of the drug. With a normal dose, the amount absorbed ...

  7. Victim in drugged-soup murder case 'wanted divorce'

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow Mistress says the accused woman's husband was planning to move in with her A computer technician allegedly drugged by his wife before dying of smoke inhalation in a fire ... that when a fire broke out that evening in Ng's room, he was unable to escape because he had been drugged. Along with smoke inhalation, Ng suffered severe burns to the face, neck and the left ...

  8. Guns, drugs and warlords still haunt Afghan dream

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor The worst vestiges of Afghanistan's immediate past- the Taleban, warlords, guns and drugs- continue to haunt its present. The new beginning promised two years ago by the American-led war on terrorism remains for many a dream. Yet Afghans and those closely involved in the country's development are optimistic. Three decades of political ...

  9. Alleged 'Ice king' on trial after record haul

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Guangzhou Guangdong man produced 12.36 tonnes of the designer drug, says prosecution An alleged mainland drug lord linked to the largest seizure of the designer drug Ice ... of Ice from January to October 1999. They were also charged with fraud and smuggling. The case is said to be the biggest in the world involving the drug. The amount seized matched total seizures ...

  10. A contest that can't be won

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... rogues' gallery Athletes testing positive for drug use at the Athens Olympics so far A drug-free Olympics is unlikely, because there will always be athletes who will find the lure ... is that they took performance-enhancing drugs. Of all the records set in Athens, the one organisers are least proud of is the number of drug cheats who have been unmasked. Never has an Olympic Games seemed ...




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