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  1. News - China - DRUG SMUGGLING

    Chinese police seize US$6.5 million worth of cocaine in shipping container after US tip-off

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The 70kg haul, transported to Shanghai by a Mexican drug cartel, is the largest amount recovered by Chinese police in a single case in recent years, ... Police – who are cracking down on drugs as part of a wider war on excess – were tipped off about a suspect shipping container from Peru by US Drug Enforcement Administration officials, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581733/chinese-police-seize-us65-million-worth-cocaine-shipping-container-after
  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Drug chief reclassified herb to benefit his province, anti-graft official claims

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by Zhuang Pinghui, CECE ZHANG

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Cece Zhang Anti-graft official in Hunan accuses former food and drug regulator of letting medicinal plant be reclassed to benefit home province Drug chief 'bias' behind herb name change An anti-graft official in Hunan has accused the former national head of the food and drug regulator of changing the name of a traditional Chinese medicine plant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572431/drug-chief-reclassified-herb-benefit-his-province-anti-graft-official
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Africa to get experimental drugs to fight Ebola fight as death toll passes 1,000

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva World Health Organisation approves use of serum in West Africa Experimental drug sent to fight Ebola The World Health Organisation yesterday authorised the use of experimental drugs in the fight against Ebola as the death of the first European to succumb to the virus helped push the outbreak's toll above 1,000. The UN health agency's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572205/who-backs-use-experimental-ebola-drugs-west-africa-outbreak
  4. News - World

    Scarce Ebola drugs bring hard ethical choices as outbreak spreads

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 10:04pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Experimental medicines may help save those infected in outbreak, but the debate is on as to who should receive the scarce treatments Ebola drugs create an ethical question With global anxiety rising on Ebola, medical ethicists are weighing how best to use a limited supply of experimental drugs that have shown early promise in fighting a disease that's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571546/scarce-ebola-drugs-bring-hard-ethical-choices-outbreak-spreads
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1196602/hidden-drug-use-puts-tests-agenda
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Crystal meth seizures at Lo Wu border crossing soar

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Soaring demand from Hong Kong drug users and rising profits makes methamphetamines a lucrative product for smugglers, says customs Ice seizures at border ... border crossing. Soaring local demand and increased profits for traffickers made the drug- also known as crystal meth- a lucrative product for smugglers, said Wong Jug-tung, deputy head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580207/ice-seizures-lo-wu-border-crossing-triple-those-last-year-customs
  9. 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
  10. 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

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