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  1. News - World - DRUGS

    New York hits 10-year high in unintentional heroin overdoses

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:10pm by WASHPOST

    ... has been accompanied by a larger epidemic, with drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone responsible for the majority of unintentional overdoses involving pharmaceutical drugs. The number ... and opioids, nearly 20,000 police in New York are being equipped with naloxone, a drug that treats overdoses by reversing extremely slow breathing. Other police departments across the country are also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583079/new-york-hits-10-year-high-unintentional-heroin-overdoses
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese University study finds that 80 per cent of those diagnosed with disease opt against medication that cuts risk of cirrhosis, cancer Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment The vast majority of former drug users found to have hepatitis C in a screening programme did not take up an offer of treatment- with many apparently unwilling to take time off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555653/ex-drug-users-shun-hepatitis-treatment
  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    In trouble again: former Nepalese crown prince held on drug charges in Bangkok

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Nepalese ex-crown prince in trouble again Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah has been arrested on drugs charges in Thailand for a second time and could ... said Shah, who is visiting Thailand on a tourist visa, had admitted illegal drug possession and was remanded in custody. It is not the first time the former royal has been in trouble ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555422/trouble-again-former-nepalese-crown-prince-held-drug-charges-bangkok
  4. News - China - CRIME

    Japanese politician, 70, denies charges in China after being caught with 3kg of crystal meth

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:40pm by Mimi Lau

    ... politician denies drug charges A 70-year-old Japanese politician stood trial yesterday in Guangzhou on drug charges punishable by death, with his defence lawyers arguing he did not know he was carrying more than 3kg of narcotics in his bag. Takuma Sakuragi pleaded not guilty in the Guangzhou City Intermediate People's Court to charges of transporting illegal drugs. Sakuragi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580762/japanese-politician-stands-trial-guangzhou-after-being-caught-3kg-crystal
  5. News - China - DRUGS

    Shamed actor Ko Chen-tung faces criminal probe when he returns to Taiwan

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 12:18pm by WU NAN, Andrea Chen, Lawrence Chung

    ... after serving 14 days in detention in Beijing for drug offences, according to Taiwan prosecutors. The 23-year-old actor, also known as Kai Ko, was released from detention early yesterday. Beijing police said he confessed to having smoked marijuana and promised not to use drugs again. Watch: Taiwan actor Kai Ko Chen-tung released in Beijing "The offences are subject ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581663/actor-ko-released-detention-after-14-days
  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Jackie Chan's son Jaycee faces being 'detained for six months'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by WU NAN, Vivienne Chow

    ... Wu Nan and Vivienne Chow Film stars’ careers in danger after drug bust Detained movie stars Jaycee Chan and Ko Chen-tung are unlikely to face long jail terms or serious criminal charges, ... was Taiwanese star Ko, who is also known as Kai Ko. Yesterday, Ko made a tearful confession on CCTV that he had used drugs. A separate programme aired on CCTV yesterday evening said Chan had admitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577266/actors-jaycee-chan-and-ko-chen-tung-detention-over-drugs-might-damage
  7. Comment - Letters

    All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by LETTERS

    ... All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was first established by the United Nations in 1987 to strengthen global efforts towards a society free of drug abuse. Today, it serves as a reminder of the ongoing war that is being fought around the world on illicit drug use and trafficking. It also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1543927/all-citizens-can-work-towards-healthy-drug-free-hong-kong
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Heed rights in new drug law Any law that detects drug users and steers them into counselling without fear of prosecution has to be welcomed. Early identification to enhance the effectiveness of treatment is a worthy objective. Unfortunately it is not that simple, as a government advisory body has found. Since drug abuse on its own is self-harm, it is not to be compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    Aids 2014 conference unveils breakthrough in Aids-TB treatment

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by GDN

    ... for the two conditions unable to be given together because of side effects. But a drug combination unveiled at the Aids 2014 symposium in Melbourne on Monday allows tuberculosis (TB) to be treated in patients while taking their HIV drugs, offering the potential to save millions of lives. Researchers, from the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development say the drug combination, known as PaMZ, can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557273/aids-2014-conference-unveils-breakthrough-aids-tb-treatment
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Jilin to ban schools from giving pupils medicine without parental consent

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:14pm by Anne Yi

    ... Anne Yi anne.yi@scmp.com Draft law comes after a number of kindergarten drug scandals in recent months The authorities in the northeastern Jilin province are planning to ban kindergartens ... the report said. Relevant county-level departments, such as the Educational Administrative Department and the Food and Drug Administration, will be responsible for meting out the punishment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563482/jilin-ban-schools-giving-pupils-medicine-without-parental-consent

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