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  1. Drug company cuts output over pollution news

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... drug-resistant germs, or superbugs. China Central Television reported on Sunday that the group's general pharmaceutical factory had been polluting a densely populated neighbourhood, incorporating ... biohazard risks. 'The most dangerous thing about an antibiotic factory is... its ability to transform harmless bacteria in its environment into drug resistant-fiends,' Yang said. 'The ...

  2. Drug giant accused of toxic emissions

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the production of expensive drugs by some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies. 'Multinational pharmaceutical companies are not clean. They are at the top of the food chain. ...

  3. Island incinerator will cause problems for drug rehab centre

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shek Kwu Chau is a small and largely pristine island lying a little to the southwest of Cheung Chau. It has been home for many years to a residential centre for heroin addicts who want to quit. The centre is run by the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers (Sarda). The island is also thought to be the home of a species of snake which is found nowhere else ...

  4. Growth in new party drugs that evade law

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... He Huifeng and Simpson Cheung Potent natural herbs that produce hallucinations similar to recreational drugs are gaining popularity among young party-goers on both sides of the border. But because plants such as Mexican salvia divinorum and peyote are not classified as drugs, the penalty for bringing them into Hong Kong is minimal. Demand is growing because salvia divinorum, sold ...

  5. Solar and wind power project helps drug rehabilitation centre kick its carbon habit

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan CLP Power is building wind and solar power facilities on Town Island, off the southern tip of Sai Kung, to replace generators that have supplied power to a drug rehabilitation centre with 50 inmates and 17 staff. The Dawn Island Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre will become the first location in Hong Kong powered entirely by renewable energy. The plan ...

  6. Bovine drug is still killing vultures- ecological crisis looms

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in Calcutta Two years after scientists discovered that plummeting numbers of vultures in South Asia were due to a drug used to treat cattle, the chemical is still ... the drug was identified as the cause of a 97 per cent decline in vulture numbers in the previous 10 years. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh immediately endorsed the government-affiliated board's ...

  7. Medicating the oceans

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck I bet you never think about the fish when you flush your toilet. But studies have shown that a range of drugs and chemicals used by humans ends up travelling through ... and found high levels of fluoxetine, the agent used in the anti-depressant drug Prozac. They then exposed shrimp to the same concentrations of the drug they found in the waste water ...

  8. Beautiful island should be developed for recreational use, not for incinerator

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau. I first visited the island in 1968 to see the superintendent of the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers' (Sarda), drug rehabilitation centre. We ...

  9. Warning on contaminated oysters

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The Centre for Food Safety has urged people not to eat raw American oysters harvested from December 3 to 21 in West Karako Bay, Louisiana, and appealed to traders to stop selling them. The oysters could be contaminated with norovirus, the US Food and Drug Administration has warned, and the growing area has been closed. Norovirus symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cradle of Communist Party at centre of dead pig fiasco

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... concerning hogs would be centralised to the Ministry of Agriculture, while the power over pork would be given solely to the new State Food and Drug Administration. ...




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