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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Warning about fake Po Chai Pills

For the second time in three months the Department of Health has issued an alert for users of the popular Po Chai Pills - this time because it has found fakes on sale containing diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug which can cause gastric pain, nausea, vomiting, peptic

Wednesday, 23 June, 2010, 12:00am

Period drama

Many girls know the dull, painful ache that starts in the lower abdomen a couple of days before their period starts. For some people, it's so painful they can't go to school. It's estimated that more than 90 per cent of teen girls suffer from menstrual cramps.

The science behind menstrual cramps

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Painkillers linked to fatal disease in children

A leading hospital pharmacist has warned doctors to beware when giving painkillers to feverish children as the medicines might trigger a deadly flu-related brain disease.

A young boy died of the disease last month and another boy may have been a victim this month.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

'Drug fiend' Elfhelm caught in the act

The mystery of Boxing Day winner Elfhelm's positive drug test has been revealed - he helped himself to a stablemate's drug-laced breakfast.

Surveillance tapes showed Elfhelm being led along a corridor of trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie's stables at Sha Tin when he put his head in the feed bin of his stablemate, Bite My Dust.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Wishmaster's positive an 'honest mistake' - stewards

The positive swab returned by Andy Leung Ting-wah's (pictured) sprinter Wishmaster was accepted as an 'honest mistake' at the end of a Jockey Club stewards' inquiry yesterday, but it did not stop the trainer being fined $75,000.

9 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Leung's Wishmaster tests positive for drug

The Andy Leung Ting-wah-trained sprinter Wishmaster has tested positive to a well-known anti-inflammatory drug following his run at Sha Tin on October 3.

13 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Aspirin: The Story of a Wonder Drug

Aspirin: The Story of a Wonder Drug

by Diarmuid Jeffreys

Bloomsbury $220

Diarmuid Jeffreys follows a little white pill from ancient Egypt to a British parson, to a German dye factory, before explaining its coming of age in the greatest disaster of the 20th century and its renaissance as a cardiac drug.

8 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Drugs in sport

Drug use in elite and professional sports to enhance performance is full of controversy. One of the many reasons against their use is athlete safety, because some substances can have serious or even fatal consequences. Now, this safety question is being put to some over-the-counter medication taken by the serious and weekend athlete to treat the aches and pain of training.

17 May 2004 - 12:00am


About 150 people in Hong Kong die of serious side effects each year after taking conventional medicine to relieve arthritis pain, doctors said yesterday.

More than 300,000 people in Hong Kong suffer from arthritis, a disease which can cripple victims.

25 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

New drug hope for arthritis sufferers

A new arthritis drug which its manufacturer claims sells faster than Viagra is being heralded as a new hope for Hong Kong's 800,000 sufferers.

Pharmaceutical company Searle said more than six million prescriptions for the drug Celebrex, launched in the SAR yesterday, were issued in the United States within six months of its launch in January.

20 Jul 1999 - 12:00am