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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Patients fitted with heart stents may need to use blood thinner for longer

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 09:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Extended use of anti-clotting drugs after angioplasty lowers the risk of cardiac arrest Heart stents may require longer blood thinner use Millions of people with stents that prop open clogged heart arteries may need anti-clotting drugs much longer than the one year doctors recommend now. A large study found that continuing for another 18 months lowers ...

  2. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Another actor arrested for drugs in Beijing; live maggots found in man

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 04:51am by He Huifeng

    ... police on Sunday but found nothing had been stolen from their cars. The case is under investigation. Artist arrested for drugs Another artist has been detained by police for using crystal meth on Saturday, Caijing.com.cn reports, citing Beijing police. The 45-year-old actor and model, Hu Dong is the 10th celebrity, including movie and television stars, to be detained on drug offences ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Record number of drug busts at Hong Kong International Airport

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by Clifford Lo

    ... number of drug busts at airport A record number of drug busts have been made at the airport this year as traffickers tried to smuggle the synthetic drug "bath salts" from the mainland to the United States via Hong Kong. The busts involved more than HK$30 million worth of the drug, which has been linked to cases of hyperaggression and hallucination among users. Customs officers ...

  4. Rich Tapestry’s failure in Breeders’ Cup reopens debate over anti-bleeding drug

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 03:59pm

    ... veterinary database. The lack of a capital "L" next to Rich Tapestry's name in the racebook was conspicuous in its absence- the letter signifying the use of the anti-bleeding drug ... and then they went very fast, a crazy pace. He was never in the race." Rich Tapestry was treated with a respiratory drug after the race, but also had his eyes flushed out after being peppered with dirt ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com With abusers staying under radar for longer, it's time to look at 'mandatory' testing, says drugs tsar who plans to put issue to the public Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda The number of years drug abusers are staying below the radar has doubled in the last five years, Hong Kong's drugs tsar revealed yesterday as she ...

  6. News - China

    Pharmaceutical company loses 1b yuan after 140-word Weibo message

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 11:38am by Amy Li

    ... Having appeared in a TV commercial promoting the medicine, Song said in a worried tone she agreed to do the commercial after learning the drug had been approved by authorities. “I will not appear ... it due to the lack of empirical statistics on safety and effectiveness- but not because it harms the liver.” The provincial Food and Drug Administration in Jiangxi supported Renhe by issuing ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO warns on drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:03pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Medical groups warn that drug-resistant versions of disease are serious global problem New strains of TB hit ex-Soviet countries Strains of tuberculosis that resist most drugs used to treat them are spreading across the former Soviet Union and pose a serious global threat, doctors warn. Drug-resistant TB has been found everywhere in the world. According to the World ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Drugs may 'destroy Indonesia's youth', says top general in slap at China gangs

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Amid surge in narcotics smuggling, much of it via Hong Kong, Indonesian army chief warns of international conspiracy to sap nation's vitality Drugs may 'destroy our youth' A surge in international drug smuggling- mostly originating in China and shipped through Hong Kong- could "destroy" Indonesia's youth, one ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Aspiring model Krista Boseley, pilot Gilles Lapointe in US$2m drugs bust

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Santa Ana, California Aspiring model and pilot in US$2m drug bust An aspiring Vancouver model and a private pilot have been arrested on drug charges in southern California after authorities allege they arrived from Las Vegas in a private jet carrying drugs worth US$2 million. Krista Marieann Boseley, 30, and her travelling companion, Gilles Lapointe, 61, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Cocaine worth HK$5.5m found in pineapple tins at Hong Kong airport

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 05:09pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com HK man arrested after HK$5.5m of the drug found in cans in his luggage Cocaine hidden in tinned pineapple A 5.4kg consignment of cocaine with an estimated ... investigation showed that he had been recruited as a drug courier," the police officer said. "We believe he took the circuitous smuggling route in an attempt to avoid being detected." ...




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