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  1. 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
  2. News - World - AVIATION

    Drug use by US pilots up fourfold since 1990, fatal crash tests show

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:58pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Crash reports show fourfold rise since 1990, with some users' performance affected Tests on US pilots find big increase in drug use Four times more US pilots killed in plane crashes test positive for drugs compared to two decades ago, tracking a broader social trend in the use of antihistamines, painkillers and marijuana. While most of the substances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589519/drug-use-us-pilots-fourfold-1990-fatal-crash-tests-show
  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese prison vows to punish inmate for Facebook drug photos

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Inmate's Facebook drug photos rile authorities Vietnamese authorities have vowed to "seriously punish" a prisoner caught posting photographs of drugs alongside status updates on Facebook from a smartphone smuggled into jail. Nguyen Duc Hung, jailed on drugs charges, last week posted photographs of himself in a black and white striped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588100/vietnamese-prison-vows-punish-inmate-facebook-drug-photos
  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    More teenagers caught trying to smuggle drugs into Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Customs boosts border checks amid rise in the number of youngsters caught trying to bring illegal substances into city More teenagers used to smuggle drugs Customs officials are concerned that trafficking syndicates are using more young people to smuggle illegal drugs over the border into Hong Kong. Calvin Chan Ching-yuen, head of customs' drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586115/more-teenagers-caught-trying-smuggle-drugs-hong-kong
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1140943/pharmaceutical-company-loses-1b-yuan-after-140-word-weibo-message
  6. News - China - NARCOTICS

    Chinese restaurant owner laced noodles with poppy to get customers addicted

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:09pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Unwitting diner also detained after testing positive on drug test A noodle shop owner was detained after he was discovered to have been adding parts of a poppy plant ... was detained for 15 days from September 3, unable to convince police that the drug, he suspected, might have come from the food from a noodle shop he frequented. Liu asked his family to help him test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598687/chinese-restaurant-owner-secretly-drugged-his-customers-poppy-laced
  7. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club bans trainer Michael Chang from using drug in US campaign

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:39pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Race-day medication is allowed in America, but it can't be administered to Rich Tapestry Jockey Club bans Chang from using drug in US stint The Jockey Club has taken a hardline stance against the use of a controversial drug by not allowing trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai to administer it to his sprinter Rich Tapestry when he competes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1586180/jockey-club-bans-trainer-michael-chang-using-drug-us-campaign
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Little evidence testosterone-boosting drugs are beneficial, US regulator says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US regulator says there is little evidence to back claims for testosterone boosters, but questions studies suggesting they carry serious risk Hormone drugs give men 'little benefit' The US Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of men are beneficial, though it is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585262/little-evidence-testosterone-boosting-drugs-are-beneficial-us-regulator
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tobacco sales halted sooner than planned at US drug store chain CVS

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Leading US drug chain ends sale of tobacco CVS, the leading US drug chain by sales, announced that it had stopped selling tobacco products and was changing its name to reflect a greater focus on health. CVS- which operates some 7,700 pharmacies- said on Wednesday that it had ended the sale of cigarettes, pipe tobacco and other products ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585257/tobacco-sales-halted-sooner-planned-us-drug-store-chain-cvs
  10. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Ebola virus drug approved on mainland for emergency use only

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:51am by PINGHUI ZHUANG

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The drug JK-05, which has been in the study phase for five years, has passed pre-clinical testing and a safety test; no Ebola cases reported yet on the mainland China’s first drug against Ebola virus disease (EVD) has obtained manufacturing approval for emergency use, a military newspaper reports. The drug, named JK-05, was developed by Professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582834/ebola-virus-approved-mainland-emergency-use-only

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