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  1. Alleged killer a drugs victim, lawyer says

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A man who dismembered a 16-year-old compensated-dating girl and flushed her remains down a toilet was a victim of drugs, his lawyer told a Court of First Instance jury ... on the afternoon of April 27. 'He is really a victim of drugs. You know what drugs can do to people. He had foolishly consumed extra drugs, resulting in this tragedy,' Mr Chan said. Ting, who has ...

  2. letters

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Schools no place for drug testing The government has introduced a drug-testing scheme in local schools. I disagree with this policy. I believe drug testing is not only a waste of resources, it can also create other social problems. When a school in the United States introduced drug tests, it found students used chemicals to cheat the system. These chemicals were easy ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Filipino politician's lawyers delay drugs case again A drug trafficking case involving Philippine Congressman Ronald Singson was delayed for at least another two weeks as his legal team yesterday asked a court for time to study the city's policy on people arrested at the airport in relation to drugs. Singson's case has made little progress since he first ...

  4. letters

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... find happiness if we are not satisfied with what we have. Katie Leung, Leung Shek Chee College Teen drug abuse is everyone's problem According to recent news reports, the number of young drug addicts in Hong Kong is increasingly rapidly. In my opinion, most teenagers who take drugs do so because of loneliness, parental or peer pressure, stress due to exams, and relationship ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and other environmental groups fighting climate change. Johnny C. Wang, Mong Kok Drug tests send wrong message The school drug testing programme is absurd. The time, effort and resources should be put into drug education and counselling. Chasing after students to invade their privacy only teaches them that they have no civil rights. Students who refuse ...

  6. letters

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for drug-driving On-site testing of drivers suspected of driving under the influence of drugs should be made compulsory in Hong Kong. When you are sitting on a bus, have you ever wondered if the driver was drunk or had taken drugs? The report 'Study finds 10pc of traffic accident drivers drug-affected' (South China Morning Post, August 5) confirmed that the problem is serious. Driving ...

  7. Rich or poor, the mozzie always wins

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... hundreds of millions more. The financial resources being devoted to mosquito eradication and drugs to ward off the diseases transmitted- malaria and dengue fever among them- is miniscule ... by pharmaceutical companies in North America and Europe to develop a vaccine. In contrast, observers estimate that US$200 million goes to malaria annually, while research on drugs to replace ...

  8. Asthmatics are urged to obey doctors

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Less than 1pc follow instructions for fear of side effects and drug dependence Less than 1 per cent of asthmatics properly manage their condition because of misunderstandings ... patients. Dr Lai said most Hong Kong patients were reluctant to use inhaled corticosteroids daily to control their symptoms. The 2000 study showed only 17 per cent used the drugs, although 43 per ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a waste of time The voluntary drugs testing trial at Tai Po schools has ended. Government statistics show that the trial did not return a positive test ('Schools to get funds for voluntary drug tests', November 4). The government now plans to extend the voluntary testing scheme to other districts. However, I think the results of the trial do not reflect the true picture ...

  10. Class Notes

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... received the inaugural Outstanding Teaching Award. Pharmacists go online Chinese University has launched an online drug enquiry system, www.pharmacy.cuhk.edu.hk/ampoule. The platform will enable pharmacists to respond to the public's drug-related questions. HKU awards honorary degrees The University of Hong Kong will award honorary degrees to five distinguished individuals: National ...




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