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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Novo’s weight-loss shot wins backing of U.S. advisers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:50pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Wide acceptance likely for new drugs if health schemes cover more of cost Finally, fat pills that may go big in US A weight-loss drug from Novo Nordisk helped people get thinner, U.S. regulators said, as the Danish drugmaker became the latest to push a pharmaceutical remedy for America’s obesity woes. Novo's injectable drug, to be named Saxenda, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589518/novos-weight-loss-shot-wins-backing-us-advisers
  2. News - China

    Dozens detained as police launch new operation against sex trade in Dongguan

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:25pm

    ... of the businesses were allowed to reopen in late July after their operators had signed a pledge to police promising not to get involved in gambling, drugs or other crime. The huge operation against the sex ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1622934/dozens-detained-police-launch-new-operation-against-sex-trade-dongguan
  3. News - China - DRUGS

    Actor Gao Hu latest Chinese celebrity to face drugs charges

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 07:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing An actor has become the latest Chinese celebrity to face drug charges in a wave of detentions that an official said on Wednesday is one of China’s sternest crackdowns on illegal drug use in two decades. Gao Hu, 40, who had a small part as a soldier in Zhang Yimou’s 2011 movie The Flowers of War, was detained by police for possession and use of marijuana ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572935/actor-gao-hu-latest-chinese-celebrity-detained-drugs
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mentally ill need treatment, but also our understanding

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:06pm by DUSTIN SHUM

    ... must also dismantle the barriers that prevent human connection. We can fight for better drugs and more community centres. But what good are these if society still regards these people ... fragile among us, no matter how sound the rehabilitation policies, how effective the drugs, and how good the support services. Dustin Shum is a photographer and curator. "Life and times: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1622075/mentally-ill-need-treatment-also-our-understanding
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - China Insider - INTERNET

    Chinese traders sell cocaine, meth and fake identities in ‘deep web’ markets

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:45pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Drug traffickers, forgers and hackers use the deep web and bitcoins to avoid detection of their lucrative trade Chinese underworld traders are now ... months.  These deep web traders have sprouted up only months after US federal police claimed to have dealt a fatal blow to crypto-market operators. On October 1 last year, officers from the US Drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1613610/chinese-traders-flog-colombian-cocaine-crystal-meth-and-fake
  8. 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
  9. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Row over smoke from dog meat eatery; dad stabs son, 9, over bed-wetting; teens rescued from sex trade

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 10:58pm

    ... Gansu Jailed for buying drugs A man from Baiyin has been given a suspended death sentence for buying drugs for a friend who saved his life, the Legal Daily reports. He will serve seven ... long. It will be released back into the wild after health checks are carried out. Jiangsu Drugs gang busted Eight suspected members of a drug gang have been arrested by the police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1620177/row-over-smoke-dog-meat-eatery-dad-stabs-son-9-over-bed-wetting
  10. 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

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