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  1. Confusion for buyers of Chinese medicine

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Consumers will still face confusion over whether Chinese medicine products will be legally okay in the city when a compulsory registration law takes effect on Friday. ... of over 11,000 drugs online. From Friday, anyone who has in their possession, sells or imports non-registered Chinese medicine will be liable to a maximum fine of HK$100,000 or two years in jail. ...

  2. Shops to be exposed in fake medicine fight

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Officials are to publicly name shops with a record of selling fake medicine. The initiative comes as enforcers step up their fight against a fake-goods market where ... convicted of selling fake medicine in the council's magazine Choice from early next year. Thomas Lin Shun-yin, superintendent of customs' intellectual property investigation bureau, said ...

  3. Chinese medicine off shelves as law bites

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Martin Wong

    ... Elaine Yau and Martin Wong Dozens of Chinese medicine products were taken off the shelves as a compulsory registration law took effect yesterday, with pharmacies complaining about a drastic reduction in choice for certain items. Small pharmacies selling obscure brands were harder hit, including two shops that removed one-third of their Chinese medicine products from sale. ...

  4. Third of Chinese medicine products may have to go

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A third of Chinese medicine products on sale may disappear from shelves on Wednesday when a compulsory registration law takes effect. Eleven years after the Chinese Medicine ... process began in 2003, traders and producers say they still need more time to comply. Smaller operators say they cannot afford the expensive laboratory tests required to ensure the medicines ...

  5. Tests on animals to check safety of medicine must be humane

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I read with interest the confusion caused by the implementation of the registration for traditional Chinese medicine ('Chinese medicine off shelves as law bites', December 4). These laws are required for the safety of consumers, but this does not justify inhumane treatment of animals used in toxicity testing. The Chinese Medicine Board's guidelines encourage inhumane ...

  6. Chinese medicine hospital planned

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Baptist University plans to build a Chinese medicine teaching hospital providing the first inpatient treatment in this field in the city. The plan to build the HK$800 million hospital with 200 beds was unveiled by the university's president, Albert Chan Sun-chi, yesterday. Chan, a Chinese medicine expert, said the private non-profit hospital would be a boon ...

  7. Traditional medicines regime needs urgent fix

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

    ... Modern medicine has long posed a challenge to traditional health remedies. The Hong Kong colonial authorities only tolerated Chinese medicine, and did not give it the recognition it deserved until the final years of their rule. Soon after the handover, the Tung Chee-hwa administration outlined a plan to make the city a hub for the development of traditional medicine ...

  8. Hospital will raise profile of children's medicine

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and conditions, professional exchanges and research and teaching under the one roof. It will also raise the profile of children's medicine in competing for resources, keeping abreast of the latest ... in proposed reforms of health care, with more emphasis on primary care by the family doctor and preventive medicine, while hospitals focus on serious or complex cases. Given the pace of the proposed ...

  9. Fake medicine caused eye infections at hospital

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Fake medicine is to blame for the eye infections that 61 patients developed after treatment at one of Shanghai's main hospitals three weeks ago, the city's food and drug administration has ruled. A criminal investigation was launched after laboratory tests found that the medicines used did not match their labelling, the authority said in a brief ...

  10. Medicines safe, but will they work?

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee It's taken 11 years, but by December we'll finally know that proprietary Chinese medicines on the shelves are safe. But do they work? We'll have to wait some more to find out. More than 80 per cent of the proprietary Chinese medicines sold in Hong Kong will lack scientific proof of their quality and efficacy when the law that regulates them finally takes ...




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