Bristol-Myers Squibb

Improve baby-food safety standards

Japanese food products enjoy a good reputation for safety, one reason Japanese supermarkets are popular in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:27pm

70,000 boxes of tablets recalled

Some 70,000 boxes of a US-made drug for patients with hepatitis B are being recalled because they carry the wrong registration number.

Twelve batches of Baraclude - registration number HK-55152 - were imported by Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma (HK) Ltd. Each box contains three strips of 10 0.5mg tablets. But the number on the strips are wrongly printed as HK-55153.

4 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Milk blamed for sickening 74 children

Bad milk powder is being blamed for sending 74 children to hospital with a fever and symptoms of food poisoning in Guizhou province on Thursday.

Samples of milk formula were taken from two nurseries in the provincial capital, Guiyang , for testing at two Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Breakfast foods and water are also being tested.

5 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Taxes on imported medications will be cut

China will soon abolish duties and value-added taxes for imported Aids medications, according to official media sources.

Although officials from the State Customs Bureau denied knowledge of pending changes to tariffs on Aids cocktail medications such as zidovudine (AZT), didanosine (DDI) and stavudine (D4T), Xinhua said a new policy would be announced soon.

15 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Top accounts

Mead Johnson & Co, a subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb, has assigned brands to the two agencies that it selected in late March to handle its account. Billings are estimated at US$30 million.

29 May 1996 - 12:00am

Company agrees to stop drug sale

A DRUG company in the United States has won an out-of-court battle over Hong Kong sales of its new anti-cancer drug.

The drug Taxol, derived from Pacific yew trees, is used as a last-ditch measure to fight ovarian and breast cancer.

12 Dec 1993 - 12:00am