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  1. New testing standards 'limiting medicines'

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Makers of Chinese formulas say clinical trials needed for approval are too costly A new registration system for Chinese medicines in Hong Kong is reducing the range ... Introduced under the Chinese Medicine Ordinance passed in 1999, the registration system requires all manufacturers, importers and sellers of Chinese medicine formula products to provide clinical ...

  2. Tung fails to deliver on Chinese medicine plan

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The plan to make Hong Kong a hub for development of traditional Chinese medicine made a certain amount of sense when it was first outlined in Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's 1998 policy address. Hong Kong, as a successful blend of east and west, seemed well-positioned to popularise Chinese medicine to the rest of the world. It was also reasonable to begin putting ...

  3. Out on a limb for Chinese medicine

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the patient- a natural medicine practitioner- rejected the advice and put her faith instead in traditional Chinese medicine. Dr Wright and her husband, Ken, who also has a doctorate in natural medicine, arrived in Guangzhou a month ago. She says the treatment she received from Cheng Jianhua at the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine is already taking effect. ...

  4. Chinese medicine policy 'a failure'

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong has missed chance to set global benchmark, says professor Hong Kong has lost the opportunity of becoming a world-class centre for education in Chinese medicine ... of Chinese University's Institute of Chinese Medicine, said that by next year, 63 Chinese medicine graduates from the three universities would enter the market. These include 32 second-batch ...

  5. Chinese medicine market lures New World

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang in Kunming A consortium led by New World Development has raised a US$150 million war chest to invest in Chinese medicine firms on the mainland, hoping to capture a slice ... and Bank of America, plans to invest in the HK$800 million listing of Yunnan's largest pharmaceutical maker, Yunnan Yunyao Group. 'Chinese medicine is gaining worldwide recognition,' ...

  6. The day that changed the face of HK medicine

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... instruction to take drugs in the past. During the three weeks in hospital, I was prescribed with dozens of pills everyday and I, as a patient at the time, also hated taking those medicines,' he ...

  7. Chinese medicine recalled

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... sought treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital on April 28 after drinking herbal medicine. She was discharged on Sunday. A Department of Health investigation traced the poisoning case to sodium ... medicine. It is commonly used, however, as a colour fixative and preservative in meats and fish. It is also used in western medicine as a bronchial dilator and an intestinal relaxant. According ...

  8. Medicine makers quick to seek the benefits of Cepa

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... But medicine producers have been quick to seek benefits from the free-trade pact. The Trade and Industry Department and five business groups have been handling applications by companies wishing ... applications from medicine makers, said its chief executive, Eden Woon Yi-teng. One medicine maker won approval for tariff-free exports on Thursday- making it the first manufacturer to be certified ...

  9. Traditional medicine trade pushes big cat to the edge

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... another victim of the trade in traditional Chinese medicine that is helping push the Sumatran tiger to the brink of extinction. After selling her skin, hunters would have hawked her bones probably for less than US$20 a kilogram- between US$100 and US$200 for her full skeleton. The bones would then have been crushed down for use in Chinese medicine to treat rheumatism and a variety of other ...

  10. Harsh medicine for inflation contains risky side-effects

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is this medicine might yet end up killing the patient. ...




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