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  1. News - China Insider - NARCOTICS

    Meth gaining ground in China, Hong Kong: report

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 04:18pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Synthetic drugs-related arrests were up 68 per cent in mainland China, 33 per cent in Hong Kong last year The market for methamphetamine pills is booming in China as drug trade and consumption continues to expand throughout the region, a report commissioned by the United Nations released on Friday shows. “There is large demand [for drugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1350811/meth-gaining-ground-china-hong-kong-report
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1429062/ioc-warns-drug-cheats-they-will-be-caught-sooner-or-later
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Schapelle Corby, the drug mule whose story captivated millions in Australia

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... The drug mule who has driven Australia potty The story of Schapelle Corby, the Australian who spent more than nine years in a notorious Indonesian jail for a crime she says she did not commit, has ... gear as she arrived on Bali. From the sordid conditions in Kerobokan jail- where prisoners live in cramped, filthy cells and drug abuse is widespread- to her descent into mental illness, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428527/schapelle-corby-drug-mule-whose-story-captivated-millions-australia
  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    Roche call for US approval for DNA cervical cancer test opposed

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear. The new test from Swiss drug maker Roche uses DNA to detect the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer. While such technology has been available for years, Roche wants the food and drug administration (FDA) to approve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484484/roche-call-us-approval-dna-cervical-cancer-test-opposed
  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police hunt suspected drug trafficker who escaped during trip to toilet

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 02:32pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Roadblocks in place in Pat Heung and officers 'very concerned' after suspect sprints from police-station toilet and disappears Suspect who had to go … went A suspected triad member who was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking is on the loose after he escaped from Pat Heung police station yesterday. Yiu Chiu-fung, 27, had been left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1427105/police-hunt-suspected-drug-trafficker-who-escaped-during-trip-toilet
  6. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    120 tonnes of spoiled food seized from smugglers in Nanning, Guangxi

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by MANDY ZUO

    ... The Food and Drug Administration last month ordered local governments to tighten scrutiny of food suppliers and dealers, and to better monitor expired food. Food and drug supervision departments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479330/120-tonnes-spoiled-food-seized-smugglers-nanning-guangxi
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Sex Drugs and GDP

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:46am by Howard Winn

    ... announced that drug dealing and prostitution contributed £10 billion to its GDP. Prostitution accounted for £3 billion (30 billion yuan) for a population of 63 million, which is some way below ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1426233/sex-drugs-and-gdp
  8. News - World - ORGANISED CRIME

    US and Italian police crack major mafia drug ring

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:13pm by The Guardian in London

    ... and the US have carried out a series of arrests in a joint operation aimed at smashing a new trafficking route for drugs and weapons that officials said had brought together the Gambino crime family ... detained in Italy, he said, and seven in New York by the FBI. Operation New Bridge dismantled a major criminal plan intended to facilitate the international trade of drugs, weapons and laundered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426514/us-and-italian-police-crack-major-mafia-drug-ring
  9. Comment - Letters

    Early identification of drug abuse is so important

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:48am by LETTERS

    ... Early identification of abuse is crucial in war against illegal drugs The Action Committee Against Narcotics launched the public consultation on the Rescue drug-testing scheme in September. It hopes the scheme [extending police powers for drug testing] will enhance early identification of drug abusers. At present, individuals may have had a long history of abuse before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1419469/early-identification-drug-abuse-so-important
  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong women 'being kept in slave-like conditions in Sydney brothels'

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Bryan Harris

    ... and take illegal drugs with customers. It was the latest in a series of articles that have cast a shadow on Hong Kong's anti-human-trafficking regime, including a damning report last month ... to have unprotected oral sex amid intense industry competition. Rather than see a doctor, the sex workers choose to self-medicate with drugs imported from Hong Kong, Sydney tabloid The Sun-Herald ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479269/hong-kong-women-slave-conditions-sydney-brothels-reports-say

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