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  1. A guide to the new regulations governing Chinese medicines

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q What will happen on or after December 1? A Starting from December 1, any sale, import or possession of unregistered proprietary Chinese medicine will be an offence subject to a maximum ... A The Chinese Medicines Board under the Chinese Medicine Council- the statutory body that regulates Chinese herbal and proprietary medicine and practitioners. The Department of Health enforces the law. ...

  2. Medicine seized in raids

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Police seized 2,700 bottles of cough medicine and some 9,000 tablets of impotence drugs, including Viagra, and tranquillisers, worth a total of HK$530,000 in two raids in Causeway Bay yesterday morning. Acting on a tip-off, officers first raided a flat on Hennessy Road at about 8am and arrested a man, 31. They then raided a pharmacy where the man worked and arrested ...

  3. Drugs boss executed over fake medicine

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Beijing 'setting example for shaming nation' Former state pharmaceuticals chief Zheng Xiaoyu was executed yesterday as the central government stepped up its battle against unsafe food and drug products. The execution was verified and approved by ...

  4. Wife stabber gets 8 years

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu and Emily Tsang A ketamine addict who said, 'Sorry, I don't want to do this' as he grabbed his wife by the neck, stabbed her repeatedly with a screwdriver and tried to hack her with a breadknife has been jailed for eight years. ...

  5. Patient gets improperly stored blood

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com A woman was given a transfusion with two bags of blood from a malfunctioning refrigerator after giving birth at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a spokesman said. He said the bags were processed in a closed system and the possibility ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Work platform that collapsed, killing 6 men, was overloaded Up to 24.7 tonnes of debris was piled on top of a work platform made of bamboo that collapsed and killed six workers inside a lift shaft at the International Commerce Centre, an inquest heard yes ...

  7. Doctor admits professional misconduct

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang A 71-year-old doctor was found guilty of professional misconduct yesterday over the dispensing of medicines. Shiao Kuochiang admitted to the Medical Council that his patient, Wan Muk-wong, was given two different drugs in the same medicine bag on March 10, 2006. The council, which ordered his name to be removed from the general register for a month, suspended ...

  8. Doctor guilty of improper conduct

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A public doctor who sent medicine worth HK$247 to his parents in Australia and falsified the records was found guilty of misconduct in public office ... that Ho on one occasion prescribed Vaseline and Panadol for his parents, medicine that could be bought in Australia. However, Ho, an outpatient doctor at the Central Kowloon Health Centre, ...

  9. Hospital authority says sorry to blood victim

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com The chief executive of the Hospital Authority has apologised to a woman who suffered a brain haemorrhage after receiving the wrong type of blood in a transfusion. A day after the incident at the Caritas Medical Centre in S ...

  10. HK-based model caught in date-rape drug bust

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com A Hong Kong-based model has been remanded in custody in Australia after denying charges that she tried to import 20 litres of liquid fantasy, a date-rape drug, worth about A$4 million (HK$32.7 million). Felicity Stephens w ...




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