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  1. Business - Companies

    Hutchison to develop herbal drug with Nestle

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... a new drug, which they said had the potential to be the first Chinese herbal-ingredient-based drug candidate to conduct a large-scale clinical trial for registration in a major disease area. ... treatment in a phase-three clinical trial for a botanical-ingredient-based oral drug aimed at treating patients with moderate ulcerative colitis, a disease of the large intestine. The trial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1225520/hutchison-develop-herbal-drug-nestle
  2. Fewer reported drug abusers

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The latest government figures show a significant drop in the number of drug abusers, but a social worker says there are still many hidden ones. The number of reported drug abusers in the first three months was down 10.3 per cent year on year, according to advisory body the Action Committee Against Narcotics. The number of drug abusers aged under 21 fell by 10.3 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718140/fewer-reported-drug-abusers
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Medical journal slams Tamiflu maker

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in London

    ... the drug can actually stop the flu. The drug has been stockpiled by dozens of governments worldwide, including Hong Kong, in case of a global flu outbreak and was widely used during the 2009 swine ... was included in WHO's list of "essential medicines", a list that often prompts governments or donor agencies to buy the drug. Tamiflu is used to treat both seasonal flu and new flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1081218/medical-journal-slams-tamiflu-maker
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    ADHD drugs 'may reduce criminality'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... likely to have criminal convictions while on medication. Patients were primarily young adults, many with a history of being admitted to hospital. Crimes included assault, drug offences ... and people who have left prison." Among psychiatric experts, when, and sometimes whether, to prescribe ADHD medication is still debated. Drugs do not work for everyone, and side effects can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1088446/adhd-drugs-may-reduce-criminality
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Hong Kong has right conditions for outbreaks of drug-resistant superbugs

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... Ernie Yap New Delhi strain found at Princess Margaret Hospital in August so far defies treatment by most effective drugs available to medicine Antibiotic-resistant NDM-1 bacteria poses ... and doctors have since been placed on alert and drug research switched into high gear to make preparations should an outbreak occur. On a micro level, the gene for NDM-1 is found on the DNA strands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1074907/hong-kong-has-right-conditions-outbreaks-drug-resistant
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    India's generic drug paradox

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon Amrit Dhillon welcomes the government's push to lower health care expenses for the poor Finally, a cure for India's generic-drug paradox If you happen to be sick in India, the shock of a bad diagnosis is usually followed by another piece of bad news: the cost of the drugs needed for the treatment. Government hospitals provide free consultations but patients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1055979/indias-generic-drug-paradox
  9. Drugs at top school: police inaction faulted

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Joshua But Police, lawmakers and social workers yesterday warned youth drug abuse was spreading, and a legislator voiced shock at the failure of police to act on drug-taking at one of the city's top schools. Senior police officers questioned whether it was appropriate to continue giving schools the discretion as to whether to call in police over drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682922/drugs-top-school-police-inaction-faulted
  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Super-strength drug-resistant TB spreading across globe

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Deadly drug-resistant TB spreads over the globe Researchers have sounded the alarm over drug-resistant tuberculosis, calling it a curse that is rapidly becoming more difficult and costly to treat. In a study of eight countries, scientists found nearly half (43.7 per cent) of TB patients did not respond to at least one second-line TB drug, a strategy used when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1026459/super-strength-drug-resistant-tb-spreading-across-globe

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