Clinical Research

Blood sweat & tears

It is a medical-breakthrough story that went long untold: how a team of researchers spent 13 years amid the turbulence of the Cultural Revolution to find a successful treatment for malaria.

Friday, 30 September, 2011, 12:00am

Poll favours Foster design for Kowloon cultural hub

Norman Foster has produced the most popular design for the West Kowloon Cultural District, according to a public poll that ranked the three finalist design teams.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Investors flock to new powerhouse

Malaysia is one of the most popular destinations for Hongkongers, whether for tourism or business. In fact, Hong Kong businesses are the second-largest foreign investors in the country, with M$5.3 billion (HK$13.1 billion) invested as at the end of last year, next only to Japan, whose investment was more than M$7 billion.

31 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Investors bullish on prospects for mainland drug industry

The low penetration of health-care insurance in the mainland, rising incomes and government policy would provide a boom in the local drug market, investors attending an industry conference have predicted.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

Deaths from fake drug rise to nine

Corruption likely reason medication approved: doctor

The death toll from a drug containing a fake ingredient sold by one of the biggest pharmaceutical firms in Heilongjiang has risen from five to nine, authorities confirmed yesterday.

23 May 2006 - 12:00am

Means test set for leukaemia drug

Critics say the cutoff for eligibility to subsidies is unfair to some users of Glivec

Leukaemia patients will be subject to a means test before they can receive subsidies for an expensive first-line drug, the Hospital Authority said last night.

Patients who are prescribed Glivec, but cannot afford it, will be subsidised by the Samaritan Fund.

20 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Test drug volunteers demand help

The plight of a group of leukaemia patients who were used as guinea pigs in a two-year drug trial is to be debated today by legislators on the health service panel.

Eighteen patients were recruited to the Queen Mary Hospital trial and given free supplies of Glivec, a 'smart' drug that targets cancer cells, beginning in November 2000.

9 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Sterilisation target deplored

Health workers and medical scientists in India are at the centre of a growing row over allegations that they regularly recruit illiterate people into clinical trials and sterilisation programmes without their informed consent.

19 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Boost for pharmaceuticals

Shanghai will invest more than one billion yuan on research and development to promote its modern biological pharmaceutical industry during the next three years. The report said the local government recently listed the modern biological pharmaceutical industry as one of the three high-technology industries that would be developed in an accelerated way.

26 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Drug firm's turnover rockets

Red chip China Pharmaceutical Enterprise and Investment Corp said first-half net profit doubled to $41 million after turnover rose 98.7 per cent to $251 million.

27 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Ethics rethink for lawmakers

LEGISLATORS and the public are to be consulted again on whether a committee and guidelines are needed on possible misconduct among lawmakers.

The proposal was rejected in the last legislative session, despite the fact the members' interests committee had spent a year working out plans for a self-regulating mechanism.

16 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Shame about the sponsors

IT was indeed heartening to read the contents of the advertisement taken out by the Hongkong College of General Practitioners (HKCGP) to celebrate its 15th anniversary (South China Morning Post, March 13).

17 Mar 1993 - 12:00am