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Vol.2, No.18 . 31 August 1998
Contents

Policies & Regulations
•  China's Pharmaceutical Industry: New Laws to Ensure Healthy Growth
•  Changes in Grain Allocation
•  China Hopes Neighbors Will support Seasonal Fishing Bans
•  India Steps Up Industrial Pollution Monitoring and Control Policies

Major Event
•  The Philippines: Eliminating Rice Crop Constraints May Increase Yields by 40%

Research News
•  Chinese Scientists Develop Advanced Gene-Cloning Technique
•  China Scientists Develop New Anti-Pest Formula
•  The BAC Fingerprint Physical Map of the Rice Genome

Chinese Medicine
•  Bidrectional Regulation Activity of Chinese Drugs

Company News
•  Roche Aims to Make Top Three
•  Oxford Biomedica Gets a Boost
•  SmithKline Beecham Builds New Horlicks Plant in Sonepat
•  Shanghai Guanshengyuan Bought Over By Tobacco Firm

General Information & Statistics
•  Drought Reduces Indonesia's Rice Production
•  Improved Grain Yield for China
•  A Six Per Cent Rise in HIV Rate in Hong Kong
•  Oman, India Will Build Urea Plant Despite Fall in World Prices
•  Singapore's PPD Helps Out in National Education
•  The Current Global Market for Peanuts
•  Chinese Need to Drink More Milk

Outstanding Asian Scientists
•  Dr. Robert Tjian

New Products
•  New Biodegradable Containers from China
•  China Promotes New Eco-Friendly Pesticide

News In Brief
•  FDA Approves Wyeth's Diarrhea Vaccine
•  Japanese Drug Maker Plans to Sell Melt-In-The-Mouth Motion Sickness Pills
•  Dupont Buys Over Tongkook's Elastane Fiber Business

Patents
•  Chinese Patents

Calendar Of Events

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Separation of conjoined twins presents surgical and ethical challenges for MassGeneral Hospital for Children staff
news MIT Technology Review announces 2018's 10 'Innovators Under 35 Asia'
news Novogen becomes Kazia Therapeutics
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  

Lady Ganga: Nilza'S Story
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APBN Editorial Calendar 2017
January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetes: The Big Picture
May:
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
June:
Advocacies in Support of Rare Disease Patients
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye – the Window to your Soul
September:
Infectious Diseases
October:
A change of heart — Cardiovascular diseases
November:
Paediatric Illnesses
December:
Skin Diseases and Allergic Reactions
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