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Drug Overdose

Canadian found in public toilet died of drug overdose: pathologist

A Canadian man found dead in a Yau Ma Tei public toilet died of a drug overdose, the Coroner's Court was told yesterday.

Thursday, 17 January, 2013, 3:15am

Briefs, November 16, 2012

France raises prospect of arming Syrian rebels

16 Nov 2012 - 3:47am

Girls taking drugs from early age

Two-thirds of the teenage girls interviewed by a social services team working with young drug abusers started taking drugs between the ages of 11 and 13.

11 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Mix of cocaine, heroin and alcohol killed businessman, autopsy shows

A mix of hard drugs and alcohol killed one of two American businessmen found dead in a Grand Hyatt Hotel room last October, according to an autopsy report submitted to the inquest into their deaths yesterday.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Hung swan song an internet hoax

It was - almost - a tragic day for kitschy singers and karaoke connoisseurs everywhere when news of the apparent suicide by drug overdose of Hong Kong-born American Idol reject William Hung began circulating in internet chat rooms and news groups on Thursday.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Drug overdose likely, coroner told

Patient given more than doctor claims, professor says

An elderly woman who collapsed while undergoing liposuction most likely died from a drug overdose, medical experts told the Coroner's Court yesterday.

24 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Death rate in poisoning cases takes big jump

The mortality rate of poisonings has more than quadrupled over the past 12 years, leading a drug safety expert to raise concerns over drug abuse and the growing number of suicides caused by charcoal burning.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Death rate in poisoning cases takes big jump

The mortality rate of poisonings has more than quadrupled over the past 12 years, leading a drug safety expert to raise concerns over drug abuse and the growing number of suicides caused by charcoal burning.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Woman dies in hotel

A woman, 26, was found dead from an apparent drug overdose in a short-stay hotel in Nathan Road, Mongkok, less than two hours after she checked in with an unidentified man.

28 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Overdose death

A 35-year-old woman died after apparently swallowing pills in her flat in Yiu On Estate, Ma On Shan.

1 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Tablet mystery in girl's death

MYSTERY red tablets found by the body of a 17-year-old girl who died from a suspected drug overdose have been sent for analysis after hospital staff could not identify them.

Yeung Chit-man is the second teenage girl to die of a suspected overdose in a week.

4 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Big rise in accidental drug deaths

THERE was a 20 per cent leap in the number of accidental drugs deaths last year.

The Coroner's annual report, released yesterday, showed 134 people had died of accidental overdoses, compared with 112 in 1993. In 1992, the figure was only 72.

'We do have serious concerns about the figures, which show a steady increase. It is a worry,' said Coroner Warner Banks.

23 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Search arrests

TWO men were detained for searching a woman found unconscious on a staircase in Shekkipmei Estate. She died in hospital of a suspected drug overdose.

2 May 1995 - 12:00am

Drugs: a growing threat to young

DRUG abuse in the territory has hit record levels over the past year, with figures from the Central Registry for Drug Abuse showing a 39.9 per cent increase in new addicts, and an increase in addicts under the age of 21 of 51 per cent.

31 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

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