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  1. Food halt confirmed

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... issues', the consulate said in a statement. The US Food and Drug Administration warned consumers this week to refrain from eating raw red tomatoes after 57 consumers suffered salmonella poisoning in the past two months. A spokeswoman for the US consulate in Hong Kong said she did not know whether the US would halt exports of tomatoes to the city. The Food and Environmental Hygiene ...

  2. Drug-resistant bugs 'widespread' in food animals

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the largest proportion among all food-producing animals. It found drug resistance in 70.1 per cent of pig faeces samples and about 20 per cent of cattle faeces. Ho said the higher prevalence ... a body established by the United Nations and WHO, was currently drafting a set of guidelines to test the degree of drug resistance in food. The centre will consider adopting them or, ...

  3. Stock up on intravenous trial drugs, say doctors

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... on ventilation support. The US Food and Drug Administration has authorised the emergency use of Peramivir- which is still under clinical trial- for patients with severe swine flu. Zanamivir is now ... Ella Lee Larger quantities of two experimental intravenous antiviral drugs should be stocked for patients with severe swine flu who do not respond to Tamiflu, a leading medical team says. ...

  4. Hepatitis B carriers offered false hope of beating health checks

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ng Tze Wei

    ... was not properly prescribed. State and Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman Yan Jiangying said it had not received any complaints about the drug and the body had not licensed it for use. Beijing Ditan ... Ng Tze Wei Hepatitis B carriers are being targeted by an online scam offering a drug that its sellers claim can help them beat tests for detecting the virus. Mainland media reported ...

  5. Protect our food chain from bacteria

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most of the world's antibiotics are given to animals, not people. The food industry puts these drugs in poultry and livestock feed to reduce disease and speed up growth. But this has created strains of bacteria that are resistant to treatment. The result is that killer germs are lurking in the food chain. Antibiotic-resistant E coli has been found in most waste samples tested ...

  6. Vaccine firms to get seed virus this week under fast-track plan

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to Yin Hongzhang, head of the State Food and Drug Administration's biological production office. 'I estimate all the companies will get the virus strain within this week,' ... Zhuang Pinghui Mainland vaccine manufacturers will receive swine flu seed virus this week as the state drug administrator fast-tracks approval for vaccine production. Of the 11 ...

  7. Medi watch

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... by Jerome Watson jerome.d.watson@gmail.com China's generic drugs to flood market The so-called world's factory is fast becoming the world's laboratory, with forecasts that a wave of cheap Chinese generic drugs will drive down prices around the world. Pharmaceutical-information group IMS Health says the US Food and Drug Administration's approval in July last ...

  8. Mainland ignores rush for antivirals

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... scenario were to happen, there would be a rush on Tamiflu. It would be like gold,' said one Beijing doctor who specialises in infectious diseases. While officials from the State Food and Drug ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing Nations are moving to stockpile the top treatment for people with the disease The most powerful drug used to treat bird flu is being stockpiled by governments ...

  9. What's your poison?

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in what we eat - from bubble tea to bean sprouts, broccoli to baby food. Food scares are happening with increasing frequency, the most recent large-scale scandal being the use of industrial plasticisers in food and drink products from Taiwan. The plasticisers include DEHP, DINP and DBP, which can affect the liver, kidneys and reproductive system, wreaking havoc, particularly in the young. ...

  10. Ministry of Health keeps two-pronged strategy on virus

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... that have been producing seasonal flu vaccines are involved in the development of the swine flu vaccine. Chen said the State Food and Drug Administration had accelerated vaccine development, ... by developing countries. The WHO has previously approved malaria drugs made by China and some generic drugs produced by India. Beijing has no plan to register the vaccine with the US Food and Drug ...




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