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  1. Watchdog tightens rules on sale of medicines with stimulants

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... the country's image as a source of illegal stimulants. The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has announced that a large number of popular cough syrups, and medicines for colds, asthma, high ... numbers of people buying non-prescription medications and ointments that contain a small amount of stimulants. The administration also requires manufacturers to stamp packaging for medicines ...

  2. 10 firms to make and sell 18 basic medicines

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing has announced a list of 10 pharmaceutical companies that will be responsible for producing and selling 18 basic medicines to community medical institutes and drug stores in cities and the countryside. The experiment is part of an attempt to address simmering public grievances over mounting medical bills by providing affordable basic medicines ...

  3. Only trained nurses should dispense medicine, jury urges

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong and Zoe Mak The inquest jury recommended that only trained and registered nurses be allowed to dispense medicine to patients, after finding two patients of a Wong Tai Sin ... by the five-member jury, which ruled yesterday on the deaths of five elderly patients wrongly given a diabetes drug instead of medicine for stomach pain. The jury reached a verdict of misadventure ...

  4. Invention may end medicine mix-ups

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong Polytechnic scientists yesterday unveiled a computerised medicine cabinet to help minimise drug mix-ups. The 'eMed Administrator' is a $10,000 unit that uses radio frequency identification technology to dispense medicine and detect medication misuse. 'We developed this e-Med Administrator tele-health system to overcome the problem of wrong ...

  5. Drug firms fight 60pc cut in price of medicines

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A joint petition has been filed by 24 mainland pharmaceutical associations to stop a central government proposal to dramatically reduce drug prices. The drug firms' appeal comes ahead of the expected introduction of a cut-price policy b ...

  6. Disputes over medicines putting lives at risk

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The international rules are straightforward: at no time should intellectual property rights get in the way of national public health emergencies. But as the dispute between Thailand's government and the US pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories o ...

  7. Department of Health issues warning about Chinese medicine 'Shortclean'

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTER Updated at 7.00pm: The Department of Health on Thursday urged people not to buy or consume a proprietary Chinese medicine known in English as 'Shortclean'- which has been available in Hong Kong. The warning comes after 'Shortclean' was found to contain banned western drug ingredients which may have adverse side-effects. A spokesman ...

  8. Pharmacies 'can't give out all the medicine'

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong would have an insufficient number of pharmacies to cope with the added workload in the event doctors were forced to stop dispensing drugs, the health director said yesterday. Lam Ping-yan's comments followed the discovery that ...

  9. Two Hongkongers sought by police after further drug raids in Manila

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... manufacturers may been extracting ephedrine- an ingredient in Ice- from the tablets to save them smuggling it into the country. 'This [method of obtaining ephedrine from medicine] is very common ...

  10. Ketamine positives condemn jockey

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen patrick.allen@scmp.com Troubled apprentice jockey Kevin Leung Ka-wai's career ended yesterday when he failed to 'show cause' as to why he should be allowed to keep his licence after a number of positive tests for the banned su ...




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