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  1. News - China

    Patient held after 12 die in Taiwan hospital fire

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... 60, a prosecutor said yesterday. The blaze erupted early on Tuesday at the Beimen nursing home on the second floor of the hospital in southern Tainan city. Its 115 patients included people in their 90s, many bedridden. Several were left to escape on their own the dense smoke that filled the building. The 67-year-old, a patient at the hospital, said he had lit tissue paper and threw them ...

  2. Astellas gives patients hope with drug discoveries

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:07pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... capabilities with its true passion for patients. Throughout this, the key word has been "innovation". "Innovation is the source of our growth," says Yoshihiko Hatanaka, president ... value-added drugs broadly to patients around the world. The company is expanding its business in the Asia and Oceania regions under the same concept. Astellas has achieved high double-digit growth ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead liposuction patient was new mum

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Clifford Lo, Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao

    ... liposuction patient was new mum Dance teacher Lee Ka-ying, who died on Thursday after undergoing liposuction at a private clinic specialising in hair transplants, had given birth to a baby daughter ... was believed to have been the patient's friend for more than 10 years, according to initial police inquiries. Lee was accompanied to the Regrowth Hair Transplant Centre, in Kincheng Commercial ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Jimmy Savile sexually abused patients and dead bodies, say investigators

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Probe finds Savile may have abused dead bodies Late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused vulnerable patients in scores of hospitals over decades ... to prey on patients and staff. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt apologised to victims on behalf of the government for failing to protect them from a man once held up as an "eccentric national ...


    Ombudsman slams public hospitals over transfer of patients' records

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Patients at risk from records delays The Ombudsman has slammed the length of time taken for patients' medical records to be transferred from public to private doctors, saying it could delay treatment and harm patients. Of 50 cases that the Ombudsman looked into, one took as long as five months. "Every second counts," warned Ombudsman ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Compulsory care for high-risk mental patients should be re-examined

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Re-examine care of mental patients The growing problem of mental illness in the community remains mainly out of sight, out of mind, except for victims and their families, ... Authority is short of nurses to maintain visits to mental outpatients and that a psychiatrist has to see at least 30 patients in a three-hour session of consultations in a public hospital. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Doctor is guilty of sex with patient

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Danny Mok

    ... Emily Tsang and Danny Mok Doctor is guilty of sex with patient A doctor has been found guilty of three charges of professional misconduct for selling insurance to and having sex with a woman patient, the Medical Council announced last night. The professional ruling body has yet to decide the penalty for Dr Barry Tsang Ka-hung, 42, who could be permanently deregistered ...

  8. Clinigen Group synergy provides lifeline to patients

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 02:12pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... works ceaselessly throughout a drug's clinical lifecycle to ensure that patients always have access to effective medications. "Our goal is not to promote a type of medicine," says ... drugs for the clinical trial patients. CTS has notable partnerships in mature and emerging markets. It has worked with the China Food and Drug Administration to ship products to trial sites ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former Canadian diplomat calls for Beijing to be patient about Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com John Higginbotham, the country's former top envoy to Hong Kong, says the mainland's recent push for control could trigger 'destabilisation' Canadian call for Beijing patience Beijing should cut the drama an ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Woman who prescribed drugs to her godmother did so as part of 'doctor-patient relationship', hears court

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by JULIE CHU

    ... of supplying a dangerous drug to a person not authorised or licensed to be in possession of the drug between February 2003 and September 2007. Yau's patient Anita Chan Lai-ling was the wife ... in a doctor and patient relationship, she is not guilty; if you find they were not, she is guilty." Prosecutor Jonathan Man Tak-ho responded that whether Yau had ordered the drugs as a doctor ...




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