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  1. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    90 million pill capsules laced with toxic metal are sold in China; 11 arrested

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:07pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Police in China are trying to trace 90 million drug capsules laced with the toxic metal chromium that have been sold on the open market, in the latest product safety scandal to hit the country. Eleven people in Zhejiang province were arrested following the discovery that the capsules- which pharmaceutical companies use for their drugs- were tainted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584370/90-million-pills-laced-toxin-have-been-sold-chinas-market-police-warn
  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 - World - UNITED STATES

    Millionaire Gigi Jordan on trial for killing autistic son in New York

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Mum on trial for killing autistic son A multimillionaire mother killed her autistic eight-year-old son by forcing painkillers and other drugs down his throat ... at the defence table as jurors heard the beginning of competing versions of a story her lawyers say she yearns to tell. Her son, Jude Mirra, was found dead of a drug overdose and Jordan was found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590299/millionaire-gigi-jordan-trial-killing-autistic-son-new-york
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Asthma patients can now breathe easy for longer

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Asthma patients can now breathe easy for longer Scholars of Chinese medicine have drawn on nanotechnology to create a new drug-delivery system that can provide a controlled release of medicine in the bodies of pulmonary disease sufferers for up to three days. The technology, which can be used in microgram inhalers, boosts drug effectiveness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576272/asthma-patients-can-now-breathe-easy-longer
  7. News - China Insider - CELEBRITY

    'Chinese celebrities must behave', state media say after director held for sex with prostitute

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 06:39pm by Chris Luo

    ... charge. In a case that sparked more media frenzy, actor Jaycee Chan, the son of global kung fu star Jackie Chan, was detained for drug use along with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko after being caught ... Film Directors Association, pledges to expel members who are found repeatedly taking drugs or soliciting prostitutes, and also prohibiting the errant members from making movies. However, Li had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1593948/chinese-celebrities-must-behave-state-media-says-after-director
  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 - China

    Rotten-food-scandal-hit factory Shanghai Husi sacks 340 workers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:45pm by Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com

    ... efforts to strengthen its oversight of food supplies. An unnamed official at the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration told the news portal, thepaper.cn, that the inquiry against Shanghai Husi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598010/rotten-food-scandal-hit-factory-shanghai-husi-sacks-340-workers
  10. News - China - FOOD SCANDAL

    China's 'rotten meat' scandal firm sacks 340 people at Shanghai plant

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 01:43pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... or sickened by phony or adulterated milk powder, drugs and other goods. KFC owner Yum Brands and McDonald’s said they immediately stopped using products from Husi. Burger King, Starbucks, pizza chain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597919/us-firm-china-meat-scandal-lays-340-staff

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