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  1. Dope pushers snared in mainland crackdown

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... Martin Zhou and Peter Simpson in Beijing The mainland's dragnet to catch and punish drug producers and peddlers has already yielded a bumper haul, but online distributors continue ... said the deputy commissioner of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), Wu Zhen. Most have had their licenses revoked and been forced to close, while a senior staffer at one distributing ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DRUG TESTING

    Officials defend rigour of drug testing on former prison inmates

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... inmates Two correctional services officers told court they falsified urine samples for drug tests in 2009, even though, it emerged yesterday, a computerised system existed that kept track ... from released inmates to suppress drug relapse figures. The Correctional Services Department held a press tour of its urine test centre in Stanley Prison yesterday to hit back at what it said ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Drugs rehabilitation officer denies ordering fake urine samples

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... officer denies cover-ups A senior prison officer denied in court yesterday that he ordered urine samples falsified to make a drug treatment centre appear more successful. Yuen Shu-fan, a senior ... instructions when they breached the terms of their duties in dealing with previously released inmates. Yuen denied ordering the two not to submit urine samples containing traces of drugs ...

  4. Cheng fails drugs test, but might still ride on Sunday

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Top local jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin has returned a positive random urine test for ephedrine and methylephedrine from the April 1 meeting at Sha Tin but may still be cleared to take his place at Sunday's meeting. The club's chief an ...

  5. Drug-maker Europharm sued after boy's death

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... of the company's drugs. Eva Tang Yim-wah, administrator of the boy, Lee Ming-hon, filed the claim on Friday at the High Court, against Europharm Laboratories Company. The Hospital Authority, which runs ... patients, including Ming-hon, and the drug Purinol- a brand of Allopurinol- produced by Europharm and contaminated by the fungus Rhizopus microsporus. The inquest determined that Ming-hon and two ...

  6. New, safer hepatitis B test promises drug savings

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... researchers say the method removes the risk to patients posed by the present procedure, and could save on medicine. Most hepatitis B patients have to take drugs for life, as doctors cannot determine without surgery when the viral level might be low enough to make it safe to stop medication. But the drugs are expensive- patients pay HK$30-HK$120 a day. The only way to determine the viral level ...

  7. HKU finds new drug and route to fight flu

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee University of Hong Kong researchers have discovered a drug that targets a potential vulnerability in the make-up of the ever changing influenza virus in an advance that offers hope of a new defence against pandemics. The research findings, published in the international science journal Nature Biotechnology today, identifies a 'novel drug target' for killing ...

  8. Veteran jockey has to Sit out five weeks for failing drug test

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Jockey Vincent Sit Shun-keung has been suspended for five race meetings after pleading guilty to a positive drug test containing excess amounts of the banned drug ephedrine. While stewards believe Sit's urine sample, provided at the April 4 meeting, was consistent with medication for a viral complaint, the 33-year-old was suspended for breaching rule 60 (1) ...

  9. HKU researchers develop cheaper and more accurate method of testing hair for drug use

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Joshua But and Kobi Chan Scientists have developed a method of analysing hair samples that provides much more accurate information than urine samples in drug tests. Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have spent nine months working on the technique, and say it could be used alongside urine tests in the pilot drug-testing scheme that will be launched ...

  10. Drug-resistant bugs 'widespread' in food animals

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and cows. A study of 110 human faecal and urinary samples showed the same level of resistance in 94.5 per cent of cases. The spread of drug-resistant genes in E coli bacteria has become more rapid in recent years, scientists say, because the bacteria have developed 'handbags' called integrons that make it easier to pick up and carry the genes. Since all drug-resistant genes ...




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