Biopiracy and Bioprospecting

Nurse 'failed to check injection route'

A nurse assisting a trainee doctor who injected intravenous drugs into a leukaemia patient's spine did not check the route of administration on the prescription, an inquest heard yesterday.

Wednesday, 12 May, 2010, 12:00am

Drug firm has licence revoked

The central government yesterday revoked the licence of the state-owned Shanghai Hualian Pharmaceutical Company after leukaemia drugs it produced were found to be contaminated and could cause leg pains and partial paralysis in some patients.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Death at Prince of Wales prompts global warning over cancer drug

The World Health Organisation has issued a global alert on a widely used cancer drug after the death last month of a 21-year-old patient at Prince of Wales Hospital.

The alert, issued on Wednesday last week, warned that vincristine should only be administered intravenously as it would be fatal if given any other way.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Already committed to embracing Earth Summit's principles

ON January 4, in these columns, I responded to a South China Morning Post editorial of December 3, which criticised the Government's environmental policy.

In this second letter, I would like to comment on the Earth Summit.

6 Jan 1993 - 12:00am