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  1. Pharmacists warn of Tamiflu dangers

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... in case their children fell ill. 'It is very dangerous, as Tamiflu is not suitable for self-medication,' he said, adding that abuse of the drug could damage the central nervous system, possibly causing hallucinations and suicidal tendencies. He said the community lacked a monitoring system to prevent Tamiflu abuse, which could also lead to drug resistance and mutation of the flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689086/pharmacists-warn-tamiflu-dangers
  2. Guangdong to expand its clean-needle trial for addicts

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... key due to vehement public opposition. Critics believe providing free needles to addicts will encourage drug abuse. But the State Council said the scheme was effective. It has asked local ... realistically it is impossible to stop drug abuse or prostitution at the moment.' He said health authorities would raise publicity to educate people. The expert believed people would gradually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451575/guangdong-expand-its-clean-needle-trial-addicts
  3. Letters

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drug, allopurinol, (which is used to treat gout but is also given to leukaemia patients). We once believed that the handling of prescriptions at Hospital Authority facilities were conscientiously and carefully supervised, and that the drugs and their doses were safe for patients. However, incidents have shown that dispensary supervision is insufficient and, as a result, people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684935/letters
  4. Given a fighting chance

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei At night, it's common to see teenagers linger on the streets of Hong Kong, not wanting to go home. They are often frustrated, bored and angry, and could easily try drugs ... when they try to imitate their martial arts heroes, so I'm there to teach them how to do it correctly.' When he first started, many teenagers would challenge him during lessons, Lee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717663/given-fighting-chance
  5. Drug in pigs exposes evils in supply chain

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by fake and substandard products, World Consumer Rights Day was marked yesterday with an annual programme on China Central Television that showed the dangerous drug being added to pig feed ... is a banned muscle-developing drug that some farmers feed to pigs to reduce body fat and give meat a pinker, fresher appearance. Eating tainted meat may cause dizziness, fatigue, palpitations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741056/drug-pigs-exposes-evils-supply-chain
  6. Making the cut

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Adele Rosi

    ... unemployment and suicide rates, drug abuse and crime- in recent years owing to a poor economy. 'It is great for us, particularly as a 'foreign' company, to give something back to Hong ... Teenagers from the wrong side of the tracks are being given a chance to prove themselves under a scheme to teach them hairdressing at one of Hong Kong's top salons. Adele Rosi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449024/making-cut
  7. More unlicensed products found as drug firm apologises

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

    ... on Friday. The drugs ordered to be recalled include painkillers, cold medicine and antibiotics. The latest affected products are Chlordiazepoxide 2.5mg capsules and Chlordiazepoxide 10mg capsules, used for short-term treatment of anxiety. The department said both were dangerous drugs and only supplied to private doctors. It said Neochem would recall the two batches from the doctors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728628/more-unlicensed-products-found-drug-firm-apologises
  8. Neochem says it's sorry for making unlicensed drugs

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

    ... Elaine Yau A drug maker has apologised for continuing to produce antibiotics and other pills after the firm's licence was suspended by the Department of Health because some of its ... professional pharmaceutical consultants to assess our drug-making processes and risk-management systems and give us suggestions on how to strengthen our quality control.' A Department of Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728665/neochem-says-its-sorry-making-unlicensed-drugs
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728468/drugs-firm-trouble-unlicensed-output
  10. Most drug makers not up to standard for full licence

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Fewer than half of 363 makers of proprietary Chinese medicine in Hong Kong have conditions good enough to gain full registration. And only seven factories have a certificate of good manufacturing practice, the internationally recognised standard for drug makers. As of June this year, 203 of the 363 makers of proprietary Chinese medicine still hold a transitional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722261/most-drug-makers-not-standard-full-licence

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