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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planned incinerator could be toxic for detox island

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Planned incinerator could be toxic for detox island Building an incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau could put many drug addicts back on the streets and at increased risk of relapse, the head of one of the city's biggest drug rehabilitation centres says. Nestled deep in the lush woods of the island, just 20 minutes by ferry from Cheung Chau, ...

  2. News - World - DRUGS

    Caribbean leaders aim to cash in on cannabis culture

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:51pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Dark View Falls, St Vincent Caribbean leaders are looking to cash in on cannabis trade in region where the drug is widely used, freely sold and openly smoked Drug bar ... sold and openly smoked- evidence of the shifting attitudes towards the drug. Now, for the first time, Caribbean leaders- much like a growing number of American and Latin American lawmakers- ...

  3. News - World - MEXICO

    Get Shorty: how notorious drug lord Joaquin Guzman was captured

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mazatlan Meticulously executed plan targeted cartel chief's associates before leading to prized catch Get Shorty: how notorious drug lord was captured Watch: Mexico drug kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzman walked before media For 13 years Joaquin Guzman watched from the rugged mountains of western Mexico as authorities captured or killed the leaders ...

  4. News - World - MEXICO

    World's most feared drug lord, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman caught

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 06:09am by AP

    ... authorities captured the world’s most powerful drug lord in a resort city Saturday after a massive search through the home state of the legendary capo whose global organisation is the leading supplier ... in Mazatlan. He was caught with an unidentified woman, said one US official, who added that the US Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshals Service were “heavily involved” in the capture. ...

  5. News - World - MARITIME INCIDENT

    Drugs found in room of ex-navy SEALs who died on 'Captain Phillips' aid ship

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Virginia Drugs found in cabin where bodies were found; shipping companies vow investigation and impose stricter rules of conduct on employees Drugs were in the room ... of the deceased men,” Maersk Line spokesman Kevin Speers said in a statement. Speers said the Seychelles police report includes observations about the presence of drugs and paraphernalia in the room where ...

  6. News - World - DEATH PENALTY

    Oklahoma pharmacy will not provide drug for Michael Taylor’s execution

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:09pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Oklahoma City Chemist won't fill execution drug order An Oklahoma pharmacy has agreed not to provide the US state of Missouri with a made-to-order drug ... or any other drug for use in Michael Taylor's execution. The documents ask a judge to dismiss a case filed by Taylor's lawyers seeking to stop the pharmacy from providing the execution ...

  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    Ketamine may be useful for treating depression, British study finds

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Trial of party-drug anaesthetic shows lasting effects in some patients Ketamine used to treat depression The party drug ketamine could one day be used to help some people suffering from severe depression, according to British scientists who gave infusions of the narcotic nicknamed "Special K" to patients. Researchers who tested the drug on 28 people ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial For heaven's sake, tell your family, friends, churches, politicians and media- tell them [drug couriers] to stop coming to Hong Kong Prison chaplain Father John Wotherspoon on his letter campaign to stop drug mules   He had kept loyal to the Lord throughout his life and endured great suffering A woman pays tribute in Shanghai to underground Catholic bishop ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    University team developing drugs that could suppress and enhance memory

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Researchers work on pill to forget or remember University researchers are in the midst of developing a drug to suppress bad memories and another ... produced by the brain- can turn on and off memory writing. It means one drug could be given to Alzheimer's patients to help them retain important details, such as their addresses, while ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - WINTER OLYMPICS

    IOC warns drug cheats that they will be caught sooner or later

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sochi Anti-doping agencies are changing tactics to concentrate more drug testing in lead up to contests as opposed to post-competition raids We'll find ... Testers are also being helped by new rules that will expand the statute of limitations on drug test samples to 10 years, meaning that the IOC will be able to carry out tests on the urine and blood ...




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