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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Death of Robin Williams highlights need for greater awareness of depression

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and illnesses, depression particularly prominent among them. Williams' widow, Susan Schneider, revealed that while the performer was clean of drugs and alcohol at the time of his death, he had been ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    More drug suspects at large despite crackdowns on Chinese meth haven Lufeng

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:44pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com 'Meth village' suspects remain at large Numerous drug trafficking suspects remain at large despite months of police crackdowns in Lufeng ... Yuejin,  head of the narcotics control bureau with the Ministry of Public Security, conceded on Thursday that investigations were hampered by the drug rings' sheer scale and the fact some ...

  3. News - China - CRIME

    Beijing police arrest 50 foreigners in crackdown on drug dealers since February

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:53pm by Andrea Chen

    ... for alleged drug trafficking, and 790 grams of drugs seized, since late February, police in the metropolis posted their official weibo account yesterday. On Thursday, police arrested two alleged ... in their belongings. It was one of a series of drug-busting operations police have carried out in the capital since late February. The police said they had busted “multiple foreign drug gangs”, and said most ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by STAFF

    ... satisfaction index evaluates service sector competitiveness in the city and beyond.   FedEx to fight illegal drug delivery charges US delivery giant FedEx is due to appear in a San Francisco court over allegations of illegal deliveries of controlled substances and prescription drugs to customers. FedEx is charged with conspiring with two internet pharmacy firms- the Chhabra-Smoley Organisation ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority's secretive handling of medical misconduct damages trust in public health care

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:33pm by Neville Sarony

    ... of drugs and performance of surgical procedures oblige the patient to place himself wholly in the hands of the clinician. The patient relies on the doctor's adherence to the Hippocratic oath to "do no harm". Put simply, unless a drug prescription or surgery is clinically justifiable, the physician is guilty of a criminal offence against the person. All of which makes ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Rewind book: The Year of Living Dangerously, by Christopher Koch (1978)

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:05am by ED PETERS

    ... 1965 is trenchantly evoked. Hamilton's confreres are an exceptionally seedy bunch, scrabbling after the mere whiff of a story, drunken, drug-taking journalists who don't hesitate ...

  7. News - World - DISEASE

    Unproven serum given to two American Ebola sufferers, who show improvement

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:04pm by MCT

    ... Video: What is the Ebola virus There is no approved cure for Ebola and no proven vaccine to prevent it. Part of the problem has been a lack of interest from drug companies, given that Ebola has affected relatively few people compared with other diseases. The drug cocktail the two Americans received, known as ZMapp, was developed by the San Diego company Mapp Biopharmaceutical. ...

  8. Sport - Golf

    US PGA Tour denies Dustin Johnson is banned

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 12:08am by AFP

    ... Tour said golfer Dustin Johnson's leave of absence was voluntary, and not a suspension by the tour for a failed drug test. "With regard to media reports that Dustin Johnson has been ... an unnamed source, said Johnson has failed three drug tests, one for marijuana in 2009 and two for cocaine in 2012 and this year. The report said Johnson was previously suspended for the 2012 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    City's security chief meets ministers in Australia and New Zealand over meth trade from Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com City's security chief discusses efforts to crack down on illegal drug shipments in meetings with ministers in Australia and New Zealand Countries ... of southern China in the illegal drugs trade. Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok met ministers in Canberra and Wellington, with the burgeoning methamphetamine business flowing out of Guangdong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:41pm by Danny Mok

    ... respiratory syndrome. Hospital Authority chief infection control officer Dominic Tsang Ngai-chong said it was too early to tell if the experimental drug ZMapp- used to treat two Americans with Ebola- ...




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