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  1. Huge rise in arrests over counterfeit medicine

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Police have arrested 53 people for selling or storing counterfeit medicine this year, which they say could indicate a growing problem. Only seven people were arrested for the same offences ... of fake medicine. Instead, he said those visitors could wind up as victims. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry yesterday set up a scheme to reward people who ...

  2. 20 years 'for acceptance of Chinese medicine'

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy It could take up to 20 years for traditional Chinese medicine to be widely accepted as a form of treatment in the west, a Nobel laureate predicted yesterday. Ferid Murad, bestowed the award for medicine in 1998, believed the major obstacle was a lack of research to identify the medicines' components and how they worked. This, he said, created scepticism ...

  3. Alarm at use of herbal tea as medicine

    Posted May 16th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... of Chinese medicine at the University of Hong Kong, said each person required a unique herbal formula determined by several factors. Treatment with a generic formula could do more harm than good, she said. Professor Tong expressed alarm at the habit of using herbal tea to treat minor ailments such as the flu, instead of consulting a doctor or practitioner of traditional medicine. 'The ...

  4. Chinese medicine formulas may help fight the virus

    Posted Nov 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy H5N1 facts & fears PART 3- HUNTING FOR CURES Chinese medicine used to prevent Sars infections may also help prevent bird flu, a university professor said. Leung Ping-chung, director of the clinical trials centre on Chinese medicine at Chinese University, said both the severe acute respiratory syndrome and flu shared similar symptoms with 'feverish contagious ...

  5. Truck driver's advice made health chief take WHO job

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... As Margaret Chan says goodbye, she tells how a chance encounter swayed her Outgoing Director of Health Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun revealed yesterday how the advice of a passing truck driver last month convinced her to quit her government post to join the ...

  6. New disease centre joins the battle against a fresh outbreak

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... of medicine and therapeutics, Joseph Sung Jao-yiu. Its annual cost is estimated to be at least $2 million, to be funded by the university and the government. Professor Sung said the centre would be inviting overseas experts to sit on its advisory board, including those from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and Johns Hopkins University's school of medicine. The board ...

  7. Kidney failure rate one of the highest in the region

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... classify end-stage patients as those who have lost 95 per cent of their kidney function. Lai Kar-neng, professor and chief of the division of renal medicine at the University of Hong Kong, said ... he said. 'Some patients who are found to suffer from renal failure still love to shop around - such as receiving other alternative medicines - which delays proper treatment that could ...

  8. Doctors query revised Sars death toll

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... authority should explain to the public what criteria have been adopted to confirm the deaths were not directly related to Sars.' Gabriel Leung, professor of community medicine at the University ...

  9. Misdiagnosed Sars patients may get payout

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... If they suffered serious side effects, they could get a share of the $135 million relief fund for victims of the outbreak People who were misdiagnosed with Sars and suffered side effects from drug treatment they received may be offered government relief. ...

  10. How Sars caught out HK health chiefs

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... A Hospital Authority review is more critical than a government-appointed panel, but singles no one out for blame An internal inquiry into the Sars outbreak at public hospitals found that health authorities were unprepared for a crisis of that magnitude, a ...




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