Chinese flu drug maker's licence revoked after toxins found

Guangzhou Pharmaceutical was responsible for buying the herbs, final production and distribution of the drug. Photo: Lana Wong

Guangdong's drug-safety agency has revoked the licence of a drug maker after it was found to have falsified production records, Xinhua reported.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 9:45am

Mainland China owners get more than they bargained for with trophy cars

More than 300 Mercedes owners on the mainland complained about excessive formaldehyde levels inside their cars. Photo: Bloomberg

Last year, more than 300 Mercedes owners on the mainland complained about excessive formaldehyde levels inside their cars. Some BMW owners have also been complaining online.

8 May 2015 - 4:29pm

Activists raise alarm over toxins at Lung Mei site for artificial beach

Whelks with defective sex organs. Campaigners say the deformities were caused by pollutants at the proposed beach's site. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Further doubts have been raised over the water quality near a proposed artificial beach in Tai Po after an environmental group found sea snails with defective sex organs - signalling the presence of a toxic chemical.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:00pm

Six fall ill after eating reef fish

Six people from three households fell ill in three cases of suspected ciguatoxin poisoning after eating reef fish bought from the same stall at the Shek Wu Hui market, Sheung Shui, the Centre for Health Protection said. The victims, two men and four women aged 20 to 63, developed symptoms, such as numbness of the mouth and limbs, after eating the fish at home on Friday and Saturday.

16 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Warning on eating toxic fish

Three separate cases of suspected poisoning have prompted the Centre for Health Protection to issue a warning about the build-up of toxins if consumers eat too much coral reef fish. The three suspected cases of ciguatoxin poisoning involved eight people, aged two to 50, who fell ill over the weekend. Four were admitted to hospital and are in stable condition.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Black is back

New Zealand rugby has had its ups and downs - including a seven-year title drought in Hong Kong - but when its teams are hot they're certainly dressed for the part. It's the black look that does it. Radiating menace, lethality, stylishness and cool, it has special appeal in many areas from culture to warfare, wildlife to sport. So join us as we embrace all things black.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

8 poisoned after eating groupers

Eight people were poisoned by eating tiger groupers at a Kwun Tong restaurant, suffering nausea and numbness in their face and limbs.

They were struck by ciguatoxin poisoning, caused by a toxic marine micro-organism that is passed up the food chain and is found in grouper, snapper and mackerel.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

Do animals communicate? Can they understand each other? Although animals cannot talk, they communicate in many other ways. Spiders, for example, send signals to each other by plucking the strands of their webs; bees 'dance' to tell each other where to find food; and electric fish send pulses of electricity to each other through the water.

19 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Slithering snakes get raw deal from man

Snakes have an image problem - but is it really deserved? Let's look at the evidence.

Common misconceptions include the belief that they are all venomous, that their tongues and teeth contain poison and that they use these weapons at every opportunity.

6 Oct 1997 - 12:00am