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  1. Dollar blues

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Big rises in the value of their home currencies are adversely affecting the salaries of some expatriates. Is this currency gap going to lead to a brain drain of expatriates? Write to us. ...

  2. Million-dollar lifeline for brothers with rare disease

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Two brothers with a deadly genetic disease have a lifeline after the Hospital Authority decided to fully support them with a new treatment costing millions of dollars a year. 'We are so happy, words cannot describe how happy we are. We are truly thankful to everyone who helped us,' said Lai Ka-wai, 21. He and his brother, Lai Hoi-wing, 25, suffer from the rare ...

  3. Look beyond the dollar sign in health care

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Mandy Chan

    ... Mandy Chan, Heep Yunn School March 23, 2010, is a date that will go down in American history as a milestone in medical reform. US President Barack Obama signed health reforms into law, ... that everyone have equal access to medical care. Health care in the US is costly- health insurance is mainly provided by the private sector, with a few exceptions such as the Medicare and Medicaid ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial ... some analysts believe could eventually claim annual sales of more than US$5 billion, if approved by regulators. The trial tested the pill, which targets proteins involved in cell division, ...

  5. Health fund and China cut US$95m from grant

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com China and a global health fund have agreed to cut US$95 million from grants for disease-fighting programmes in the country, following allegations of misuse that resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in grants being cut off. A spokesman for the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria said restructuring elements of the grants ...

  6. Patent owner to sue in US over e-cigarette rights

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to reduce global smoking-related health costs by hundreds of billions of US dollars.' Even if Dragonite wins the suit and stops copyright-infringing rivals from doing business, it wouldn't ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong-listed patent owner Dragonite International is hoping to secure its hold on the estimated US$500 million global market for electronic cigarettes by suing potential ...

  7. Fat cats

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 9,500 Hongkongers joined the ranks of the city's US-dollar millionaires last year. Given the stories of poverty that fill our newspapers, does this reflect a widening gap between rich and poor? Write to us. ...

  8. Drug safety centre needs the tools to protect us

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to establish the efficacy and safety of drugs usually take several years and cost hundreds of millions of US dollars. As we report today, the problem with analogue drugs is not what they do but what ...

  9. Fruit money

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The chief executive has decided to raise the old-age allowance from HK$705 to HK$1,000 a month. Is this enough to meet the needs of some elderly people who have no other source of income? Write to us. ...

  10. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... for most of malaria deaths in the Mekong region, according to a report for the conference written by Dr Christopher Daniel, a former commander of the US Naval Medical Research Centre. Myanmar’s ... is advocating greater US involvement and aid for health and fighting malaria in the Mekong region, particularly in Myanmar, where Washington has been in the vanguard of increasing international aid. ...




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