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Vol.3, No.10 . 17 May 1999
Contents

Policies & Regulations
•  Thai Shrimp Farmers Express Concern Over New Tax Proposal
•  Details of China¡¯s Healthcare Reform to be Released Soon

Major Event
•  Impact of Y2K Bug on World Farm Production
•  APEC Investment Mart 1999
•  Wrongful Use of Antibiotics

Research News
•  Medicinal Potential Found in Whey
•  Malaysian Scientists Hope to Produce Genetically Modified Oil Palm
•  Endoscopic Therapy Can be Used to Treat Bleeding Peptic Ulcer
•  India Increases Pepper Yield Using Tissue Culture
•  Heart Disease Vaccine to be Tested on Humans

Alternative Medicine
•  Alternative Medicine Gaining Popularity in the West
•  A New 'Lingzhi' Drug Based on Red Strain

Viewpoint
•  An Insight into Genetically Modified Food -- Views of Dr. James Watson

Company News
•  AMRAD, Ludwig and Baxter Collaborate to Develop New Heart Therapy
•  Mitsubishi and Takara Shuzo to Screen for Genetically Modified Soybeans
•  Merger to Form Japan¡¯s Largest Drug Wholesaler
•  Merck to Launch Vioxx -- A New Arthritis Pill with Less Side-Effects
•  Terumo to Take Over 3M¡¯s Cardiovascular Business
•  Zeneca¡¯s Joint Venture in China Takes Off

General Information & Statistics
•  China Praised for Improvements in Agriculture
•  Canada to Be India¡¯s Number One Pulse Supplier
•  WHO Announces Landmark in Polio Eradication

Outstanding Scientist
•  Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush

Patents
•  Chinese Patents

Calendar Of Events


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