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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their clinics? Man's fake rumour triggers heated debate

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:09pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... To make a point about weaknesses in laws regulating doctors, the man fabricated news that an obstetrician, "Li Qian", had been charged with practicing medicine illegally because she ... comment that doctors helping patients beyond their registered clinics or hospitals were deemed to be practising illegally. Mainland law requires doctors to practice only at the address where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548827/man-punished-fake-news-doctor-was-convicted-illegally-delivering-baby
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Discharge law traps many healthy people in Chinese mental hospitals, experts say

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:23am by TING YAN

    ... with the discharge procedures. But in fact I can do all these things," Xu told the Sunday Morning Post. Last year, the mainland passed a mental-health law aimed at preventing a person from being wrongfully locked up on a psychiatric ward. But for people already inside the system who should be released- who desperately want to get out- the law offers little help. "Since the law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519392/discharge-law-traps-many-healthy-people-chinese-mental-hospitals-experts
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... overall by volume last year, according to the latest data available from Retail World, but there is no clear link to the plain-packaging laws. At the King of the Pack tobacconist in central ... of the Australian government, a vindication of the laws introduced in December 2012 that forced tobacco companies to replace logos and branding with graphic images of smoking-related diseases on an olive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465027/jury-still-out-year-after-australian-law-plain-packaging-cigarettes
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead liposuction patient was new mum

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Clifford Lo, Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao

    ... such as a beauty salon, could not be charged with manslaughter under the law, but might be charged with breaching legislation regulating its operation. He added it was not easy to convict a doctor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541994/dead-liposuction-patient-was-new-mum
  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia health warning label deadline

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:34pm

    ... the archipelago. “This clearly indicates that the cigarette industry has defied Indonesian law,” said commission chair Arist Merdeka Sirait. “The government has been defeated by the cigarette industry.” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540253/cigarette-makers-ignore-indonesia-health-warning-label-deadline
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Campaigners call for blanket ban on tobacco advertising in China

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:35am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Campaigners say changes to the law should honour China's commitment under a treaty to outlaw all forms of promotion for smoking Activists urge blanket ban on tobacco adverts Anti-smoking campaigners on the mainland have criticised proposed changes to its advertising laws for stopping short of a blanket ban on tobacco adverts. The draft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1528936/campaigners-call-blanket-ban-tobacco-advertising-china
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drug trial hopes hit by tight regulations

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Researchers say licensing rules mean city is losing out to rivals like Taiwan and South Korea. They hope a change in the law will help Drug trial hopes hit by tight regulations A bureaucratic regulatory system is causing Hong Kong to fall behind regional rivals such as Taiwan and South Korea as a place to test the drugs of the future, a manager ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528810/drug-trial-hopes-hit-tight-regulations
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals to set out cost of treatment in advance under new law

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... to be told cost of treatment Private hospitals and doctors would have to tell patients the likely cost of their treatment in advance under a law the government plans to introduce this year. ... be required by law to offer a clear estimate of medical expenses to patients before giving them treatment. The government is still considering several factors, such as whether hospitals and doctors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1414568/private-hospitals-set-out-cost-treatment-advance-under-new-law
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Privacy at risk over plan to share patients' data

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by CANNIX YAU, Jennifer Ngo

    ... with the law. "I find it odd and incomprehensible that the commissioner is given this special immunity, which tends to undermine the regulatory power of the privacy commission as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519131/privacy-risk-over-plan-share-patients-data
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wine tax could be reintroduced to curb Hong Kong's binge drinking

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by LO WEI

    ... Paediatric Society president Dr Daniel Chiu Cheung-sing said alcoholic drinks should not be made available to children and young people. Law enforcement should be tightened so that those under 18 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512953/officials-look-taxes-and-ads-curb-binge-drinking

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