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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse. However, overall survival has not yet been shown to be statistically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer
  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington Experts warn resistance to current drugs used to treat malaria is growing and alternatives are not available International experts raised the alarm on Tuesday over the spread of drug-resistant malaria in several Southeast Asian countries, saying it endangers major global gains in fighting the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 600,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355142/resistance-malaria-drugs-spreading-southeast-asia
  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Japan drug maker Takeda loses US lawsuit

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Los Angeles Takeda Pharmaceutical is ordered to pay a patient US$6.5 million for failure to warn of cancer risk from diabetes medicine Actos Japanese drug firm loses U.S. lawsuit Takeda Pharmaceutical of Japan must pay US$6.5 million in damages to a California man who said Asia's largest drug-maker failed to warn consumers that its Actos diabetes drug could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1224872/japan-drug-maker-takeda-loses-us-lawsuit
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Drug breakthrough may cut dangers of a stroke

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com One of the best drugs for treating stroke patients can have dangerous side effects. Now scientists have found a way to reduce those risks Drug breakthrough may cut dangers of a stroke A readily available chemical could reduce the risk of cerebral haemorrhage in stroke patients treated with a life-saving drug that breaks down blood clots, a team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1125866/drug-breakthrough-may-cut-dangers-stroke
  5. News - World - DRUGS

    Israel breeds medicinal cannabis without the buzz

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Kfar Birya, Israel

    ... drug removes a psychological barrier for those who could benefit from its properties but are loath to use standard marijuana, even with the blessing of the Israeli Health Ministry. "We ... always been thought of as just a drug, a negative thing, has become- through the good work of the growers here- a medicine which in fact is not a narcotic," he said on a visit to the site. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1074745/israel-breeds-medicinal-cannabis-without-buzz
  6. What Ambrose Lee said

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

    ... 'It is uncommon that drug traffickers will penetrate schools to sell drugs' June 13, 2007 'The drug problem exists among primary pupils... it's alarming' February 25, 2010 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707099/what-ambrose-lee-said
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drug reaction may have killed patient

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Drug reaction may have killed patient A panel has been set up to look into the death of an 84-year-old patient at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, after ... but he died two days later. The spokeswoman said the man had a history of rifampicin-induced thrombocytopaenia, a condition whereby the drug led to a drop in his platelet count. The hospital told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1217062/drug-reaction-may-have-killed-patient
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times African HIV drug effortboosts life expectancy An intensive campaign to combat HIV/Aids with costly antiretroviral drugs in rural South Africa has increased life ... stirred debate. Critics argue that adherence to the drug regimen is low and social stigma prevents some from seeking care until they are very ill and have infected others. Cheaper remedies, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1157164/anti-hiv-drug-effort-boosts-life-expectancy-south-africa
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Occurrence of multiple-drug-resistant tuberculosis grows

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com World's second-most fatal disease becomes harder to beat as drug resistance grows and patients fail to follow doctors' orders Fight against tuberculosis never ends Those fighting tuberculosis (TB) say it is better not to treat the disease than to treat it badly, because doing so just produces more powerful, drug-resistant bacteria, making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1096043/occurrence-multiple-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-grows
  10. Pledge to upgrade drug standards

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has pledged to upgrade domestic drug standards to international levels in the next four years as part of a drive to improve drug safety. Chemical drugs and biological products should reach or be close to international standards by 2015 and at least 90 per cent of medical equipment should meet international standards by then, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992674/pledge-upgrade-drug-standards

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