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  1. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Hong Kong anti-drugs body pushes drug testing, despite opposition

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Anti-drugs body pushes testing despite opposition A government plan to give police wider powers to test people suspected to be using drugs faced "strong ... the Action Committee Against Narcotics, would allow police to force people to undergo tests if there was "reasonable suspicion" that they had taken drugs. Those who failed could be referred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545183/hong-kong-anti-drugs-body-pushes-drug-testing-despite-opposition
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why wasn't Ebola drug used earlier in Africa?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com Why wasn't Ebola drug used earlier? The world breathes a lot easier as Dr Kent Brantly's breathing improves. The American missionary ... of ZMapp. Neither had the world. Frozen vials of ZMapp were flown from the US to Liberia, where Brantly and fellow health worker Nancy Writebol were administered the new drug. Both have since shown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567898/why-wasnt-ebola-drug-used-earlier-following-west-africa
  3. News - World - DISEASE

    Experts defend giving new Ebola drug to two US citizens, amid 1,000 African deaths

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington As virus toll rises in Africa, US experts defend using experimental medicine on Americans Africans seek access to Ebola drug The decision to use an experimental drug to treat two Americans infected with Ebola, while nearly 1,000 Africans have died without access to a cure, has sparked controversy. But US experts say it was ethically justified. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1568596/us-experts-defend-giving-new-ebola-drug-two-us-citizens-amid-1000-african
  4. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Drug supplier at centre of Rodriguez doping scandal agrees to plead guilty

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Miami Anthony Bosch will admit distributing testosterone to professional athletes and students Drug supplier at centre of 'A-Rod' doping scandal agrees to plead guilty ... that could mean 10 years in prison, would possibly get a lesser sentence under terms of a plea deal. He [Anthony Bosch] is not a doctor. He is a drug dealer Mark Trouville, Miami Drug Enforcement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1567844/drug-supplier-centre-rodriguez-doping-scandal-agrees-plead-guilty
  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital investigates death of man, 50, after he is given wrong dosage of drug

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang

    ... an incorrect dosage of a drug to slow down his heart rate. The public hospital's radiology department gave him at least twice the amount of the heartbeat reduction medication he should have ... heart failure and dilated heart chambers. Doctors recommended he be prescribed a lower dose of Betaloc- a heart-rate reducing drug to treat high blood pressure- as he had been scheduled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567859/queen-elizabeth-hospital-investigates-death-man-50-after-he-given
  6. News - China

    Jackie Chan heads to Beijing to help son Jaycee after marijuana arrest

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:11am

    ... Associated Press Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan has travelled to Beijing in a bid to help his son Jaycee, following the 32-year-old's arrest on drugs charges. Police said they had found more than 100 grams of marijuana at the younger Chan's home. In the latest high-profile arrest during one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in decades, Chan was held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1576663/jackie-chans-son-jaycee-had-100-grams-marijuana-kai-ko-tears-tv
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    Paris drug squad officer arrested over 50kg of missing cocaine owns 7 flats

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:28pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Paris Arrested drug squad officer owns 7 flats French detectives are investigating the lifestyle of a drug squad officer arrested on suspicion of stealing more than 50kg ... The drugs are still missing. In addition to the €20,000, police also found several telephones and computers during their searches. It emerged on Sunday that the officer and his wife own seven flats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566490/paris-drug-squad-officer-arrested-over-50kg-missing-cocaine-owns-7-flats
  8. News - China - CRIME

    US slaps sanctions on Chinese drug lord

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:23am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Zhang Lei shipped illegal substances across the globe for more than a decade, Treasury says US freezes assets of 'drug kingpin' Authorities in the US last week froze the assets of a suspected Chinese drug lord believed to be behind shipments of thousands of kilograms of synthetic drugs and controlled substances worldwide. Zhang Lei- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1565749/us-slap-sanctions-chinese-drug-lord
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1196602/hidden-drug-use-puts-tests-agenda
  10. News - Asia - DISEASE

    Drug-resistant malaria parasites in SE Asia threaten fight against disease

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Worry at spread of drug-resistant malaria parasites Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned. Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563722/drug-resistant-malaria-parasites-se-asia-threaten-fight-against-disease

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