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  1. 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, ...

  2. Third party may be used for testing

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Department of Health will consider requiring that drug manufacturers have their products tested by a third party in the wake of scandals involving two local pharmaceutical factories. Department chief pharmacist Chan Wing-kin said yesterday it would review its supervision of the drug market. His comments came after scandals over products made by Marching Pharmaceutical ...

  3. Cross-border drugs racket smashed

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs officers believe they have smashed a cross-border drug trafficking syndicate with the arrest of 12 people and seizure of HK$5.7 million worth of illegal drugs ... of cocaine and nimetzepam, a hypnotic drug. Donald Wong Sui-chueng, head of the customs drug investigation group, said various concealment methods were used to smuggle the drugs into the city. ...

  4. Drug firms under the microscope

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing will establish a credit rating system, intensify monitoring of pharmaceutical companies and stamp out manipulation of drug prices by 2015. A drug safety plan was approved at a State Council meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday. The plan, which will run until the end of 2015, will set up a long-term mechanism to regulate ...

  5. Jordan raid nets huge drug haul

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A total of 760 grams of crack cocaine, 6.7 kilograms of cocaine, 180 grams of heroin and drug manufacturing equipment worth about HK$7.6 million were seized in a customs raid on a drug manufacturing facility in Jordan on Tuesday. A 61-year-old man was arrested and was charged with manufacturing and trafficking a dangerous drug. He will appear in Kowloon City Court today. ...

  6. Leading drug maker has big plans to branch out

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Shanghai Pharmaceuticals, one of the mainland's biggest drug makers and distributors, is buying Changzhou Kony Pharma to broaden its product portfolio and strengthen the manufacturing of special active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). APIs refer to the substance in a drug that is biologically active. The state-owned company said it would pay 300 ...

  7. HK police go to Manila for drugs probe

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The five men claimed to be Hongkongers but had 11 passports between them, 10 allegedly issued by the Hong Kong government. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will also ask the Hong Kong ... that drug cartels were suspected of planning 'to make this country a major manufacturing hub, designed not only for here but for southeast China'. Valued at 37.5 million pesos (HK$6.8 ...

  8. China's other drug trade

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... busted by police for producing fake drugs,' one guard said. Police detained four of the company's managers in August, and in the following days 'manufacturing equipment was hauled ... year, was licensed to produce compounds called raw peptide products for other drug makers. However, police discovered that the company used only a small portion of its facilities ...

  9. Two Hongkongers sought by police after further drug raids in Manila

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Philippine anti-drugs police are searching for two Hongkongers after two Ice factories were found abandoned in the same upmarket community where five Hongkongers were arrested last week. Jose Gutierrez, executive director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), said Friday night's raid on two properties in Ayala, Alabang Village, were ...

  10. Counterfeit drug operation busted

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... In all, 6,500 vials of counterfeit drugs were found to have been repackaged to look like bona fide medication from more than a dozen licensed drug makers, both Chinese and foreign. News of the haul coincided with a visit to China by Dara Corrigan, associate commissioner for regulatory affairs with the US Food and Drug Administration, to discuss drug safety. China has become a major ...




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