German Inventions

Traces of morphine found in model's hair

But chemist unable to say if Annie Pang died of an overdose

Tuesday, 14 March, 2006, 12:00am

Man to sue over hospital overdose

A 58-year-old man who was given an overdose of morphine will apply for legal aid to sue the hospital involved.

The overdose was revealed last August after the wife of the man, identified only as 'Uncle Lam', took their complaint to the Hospital Authority's Public Complaints Committee.

17 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Methadone clinics - look for alternatives

I refer to the letters from Dr W.L. Lo (South China Morning Post, February 26) and Dr Robert Newman (Post, February 29) who alleged that the methadone programme has achieved remarkable success in Hong Kong. With recent information and solid proof, it prompted me to clarify the issue of the effectiveness of methadone treatment.

20 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

New drug rules for doctors

Doctors who 'dish out pills' to addicts will come under closer scrutiny after the Medical Council agreed on rules controlling the use of dangerous drugs yesterday.

Council chairman Professor Rosie Young Tse-tse said the new guidelines would be finalised and sent by registered mail to the 8,122 medical practitioners within two weeks.

12 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Maintenance - more realistic objective

I REFER to the letter from Dr John Tse Wing-ling headlined 'Methadone is not the answer' (South China Morning Post, February 16), and I wish to clarify certain points concerning the methadone treatment programme.

Drug addiction is a chronic relapsing medical condition affected by complex socio-psychological factors.

26 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

The kinder side of killer drugs

HEROIN, cocaine, marijuana and tranquilisers are a chemical quartet with a sordid reputation of back-street deals, addiction, crime and death. The territory teems with heroin addicts - 10,000 alone are on the Health Department's free methadone programme, lining up at government clinics for their daily dose.

31 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Injection drive as 12th victim dies

DRUG addicted prisoners have shown themselves willing to have tetanus shots, as the outbreak of the disease claimed its 12th victim.

Another drug addict suffering from tetanus was admitted to the United Christian Hospital on Sunday, bringing the number of cases to 28.

4 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Seeking salvation at temple of hope

THEY are the unwanted and the unwashed, rejects and renegades who have reached the end of the road.

Thamkrabok is their last chance, a place of last resort, a temple of salvation or doom; Thais and foreigners alike know if they fail here, there is little hope.

5 Sep 1993 - 12:00am