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  1. Lower medicine costs at higher pharmaceutical standards

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan Providing greater access to quality yet affordable health care has become a necessity to nations worldwide. Rising to the challenge in the pharmaceutical segment, Canadian c ...

  2. News - World - CANADA

    Medicinal pot plant takes over giant Hershey plant in Canada

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Smiths Falls Medicinal pot plant takes over Hershey factory An hour's drive south of Canada's capital, past snow-covered pine forests and farmland, Chuck ... for seedlings.   The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was effectively legalised in Canada in 1999, and has been expanded through a series of court challenges. According to government figures, more ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes could gain status of medicine in Britain's National Health Service

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 09:13pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London E-cigarettes could gainstatus of medicine in UK E-cigarettes could be available on Britain's National Health Service (NHS) by the end of the year, with at least two companies- one a subsidiary of British American Tobacco- having already embarked on obtaining licences from the medicines regulator. The British company Nicolites said its application ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Kylie Knott

    ... of medicine in renal-electrolyte and hypertension division, at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, matched 3,368 older donors 1:1 to older healthy non-donors ... early stages of pregnancy could give an indication of whether the baby will be born prematurely or the fetus will suffer poor growth, according to research published in BMC Medicine. Identifying ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their clinics? Man's fake rumour triggers heated debate

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:09pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... To make a point about weaknesses in laws regulating doctors, the man fabricated news that an obstetrician, "Li Qian", had been charged with practicing medicine illegally because she ... in such an emergency did not constitute "practicing medicine" but "saving people". "It is an act of a Good Samaritan. It has nothing to do with practising medicine." A doctor ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Anti-graft guide for Chinese medicine practitioners launched

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 05:08am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... for Chinese medicine The city's graft-buster has launched a corruption prevention guide for Chinese medicine practitioners and clinics, advising them on how best to deal with situations that put them in danger of corruption. The Independent Commission Against Corruption said Chinese medicine clinics often did not give their workers clear guidelines on how to handle conflicts ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Plan for first traditional Chinese medicine hospital unveiled

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 08:05pm

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei A site in Tseung Kwan O previously earmarked for a 500-bed private hospital will be used to build the city’s first Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) hospital, Chief ... But before that, the government will have to formulate a set of standards and regulations for the new hospital. A pilot scheme on the integrated therapy of TCM and Western medicine treatment ...

  8. News - China - CRIME

    China’s crystal meth makers used GlaxoSmithKline anti-cold medicine: report

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 10:05am by Agence France-Presse in Shanghai

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Some manufacturers of the illegal drug crystal methamphetamine in Guangdong used a medicine made by UK-based GlaxoSmithKline, currently under investigation for graft Some crystal methamphetamine seized in a huge drug bust in Guangdong province was made using the popular cold medicine Contac, which is manufactured by beleaguered British drug maker ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Researchers believe they can slow disease's progress with use of molecule found in medicinal herb New lead on Alzheimer's Researchers believe they have ... The team has also identified a molecule in the Chinese medicinal herb gou teng (uncaria rhynchophylla) that inhibits the protein's activity. Developing a drug with the use of the molecule, ...

  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Baby girl thought to have been 'cured' of HIV has tested positive in relapse

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:34pm by AP, AFP

    ... raising false hopes about an approach that now has suffered a setback, Fauci said. Most HIV-infected moms in the US get Aids medicines during pregnancy, which greatly cuts the chances ... with her. Ten months later when she returned, they could find no sign of infection even though the mom had stopped giving her medicines. Tests repeatedly showed no detectable HIV until last week, ...




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