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  1. Serial sets stage for health reform

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan The Ministry of Health is hoping a popular television series can help create a better climate for controversial health care reforms. The Doctors, a joint production ... a hospital to mourn the death of a four-year-old who died after receiving an injection. Professor Ma Jin, dean of the school of public health at Shanghai Jiaotong University, said communication ...

  2. Pollution taking a toll on children's health

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala In recent times, mainland China has greatly improved the health of its people while sustaining its economic growth. Some of these achievements have been a model for developing countries worldwide. But its health gains are being curtailed by the environmental consequences of its rapid growth. For the last 50 years, China has also made impressive advances ...

  3. Ministry of Health reopens investigation into suspect vaccines stored in Shanxi

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Ministry of Health has reopened an investigation into whether improperly stored vaccines in Shanxi were linked to the deaths of four children and illnesses in 74 others ... air-conditioning, transported them in trucks without cooling systems and then let them be administered to children. According to a statement from Health News, a newspaper affiliated with the Ministry ...

  4. public health

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the problem in monitoring the safety of Chinese medicines? a. Health authorities have been slow in getting Chinese medicine registered. b. Officials do not examine product safety and ingredients ...

  5. Health chiefs reveal another pill blunder

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang The Department of Health yesterday disclosed a fourth blunder in two weeks involving medicines. Pharmacists said the government had lost control over Hong ... and Health York Chow Yat-ngok announced the setting up of a high-level committee to review drug safety and industry conduct. Dr Chow said he was 'extremely concerned' about the repeated ...

  6. Health director outlines reform of drug industry

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of health said yesterday. His department would introduce microbiological tests on pharmaceutical products sold locally and step up supervision of drug makers that supply products to high-risk ... of Standardisation]. It is impossible for a certifying body or a health authority to look over the shoulders of drug makers in every step of their production process. Drug safety also requires self-discipline ...

  7. Health chiefs 'fail to ease fear'

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Kang-chung Health authorities drew criticism yesterday from patients' groups and medical experts, who said they had failed to calm public fears over ... Health officials said on Friday the drug allopurinol, which is used by about 40,000 people, was linked to the fungal infection, mucormycosis, which has killed at least five patients at Queen Mary ...

  8. Head of food safety agency dismisses fears of serious health hazards from tainted eggs

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Centre for Food Safety controller Constance Chan Hon-yee yesterday dismissed fears of serious health hazards despite the discovery of melamine in eggs, as the centre prepared to check if other major food products were also contaminated. 'At present, there is no research on melamine in eggs. But there are some overseas studies showing that the health impact is small ...

  9. Taiwanese health minister in hospital after lawmakers' fracas over milk scare

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The spillover from the tainted-milk crisis on the mainland has not only cost Taiwan's health minister his job, but put his successor in hospital. Yeh Ching-chuan, who became health minister on Friday last week after Lin Fang-yue's resignation over his mishandling of the issue, was mobbed by opposition lawmakers yesterday. Furious at Mr ...

  10. Island's health chief quits over milk U-turn

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Decision to change melamine criteria forces first resignation of Ma government Taiwanese Health Minister Lin Fang-yue resigned yesterday over a U-turn on how ... The resignations came a day after the Department of Health ordered all food and beverages that used mainland dairy ingredients and vegetable-based proteins to be taken off the shelves by Wednesday night. ...




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