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    Centuries-old Chinese medicine tastes sweet and bitter after Hong Kong IPO

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... for the presence of mercury," a spokesman for the Department of Health said in a statement posted on the government website on Tuesday evening. Acute mercury poisoning can cause inflammation ...

  2. Chinese medicine recalled

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Patsy Moy Health authorities yesterday recalled a botched Chinese herbal concoction after a woman received hospital treatment for chemical poisoning. The 42-year-old sought treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital on April 28 after drinking herbal medicine. She was discharged on Sunday. A Department of Health investigation traced the poisoning case to sodium ...

  3. Sci-fi stoves and milk-free yogurt

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... violations on newspaper front pages nationwide. A raft of problematic 'Made in China' products, ranging from melamine-tainted milk powder to poisonous rice, fake medicine, memory-boosting ... circulated handbook, which purports to teach consumers how to identify poisonous food, suggests that people stop drinking mainland-made yogurt drinks- because some contain no milk whatsoever. ...

  4. Slimming tablets recalled

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Health officials yesterday ordered the recall of a herbal slimming product that could cause stomach cramps and excessive water loss. The importer and wholesaler of Bioslim Herbal Tablets were told to recall all packages of the tablets because they contain bisacodyl, a laxative that requires registration under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance. A Department ...

  5. Watchdog finds toxin in peanuts

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... leads to abnormal excretion of protein, amino acid and glucose in urine. Cadmium poisoning also weakens bones. A person weighing 60kg would have to eat more than 105 grams of peanuts containing ...

  6. Neochem says it's sorry for making unlicensed drugs

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... registered products, breaching the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance. Director of Health Dr Lam Ping-yan said earlier that the maximum penalty for a breach was a HK$100,000 fine and two months in jail. ...

  7. Drugs firm in trouble for unlicensed output

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A drug manufacturer that carried on production when its licence was suspended may have its licence revoked or even face criminal charges. The warning was issued by Director of Health Dr Lam Ping-yan yesterday. Lam said the Pharmacy and Poisons (Manufacturers Licensing) Committee would discuss the case of Neochem Pharmaceutical Laboratories. The department was seeking ...

  8. Public warned of another mislabelled drug

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... duration of two to four weeks, but the department said that was yet to be substantiated. The drug was supplied to private doctors and pharmacies. Under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance, ...

  9. Hospital Authority chief defends frontline staff for giving advice on cheaper drugs

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Poisons Ordinance, which states that only licensed dispensaries are authorised to sell prescription drugs to patients. Undersecretary for Food and Health Professor Gabriel Leung said yesterday ...

  10. Sex pill illegally sold as health product recalled

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and Poisons Ordinance. The supplier was ordered to recall all stocks of the product within seven days and surrender them to the department. The spokesman said: 'Members of the public who have ...




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