Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products
New survey results suggest a small number of teenagers, including non-smokers, are misusing
nicotine patches and gum. The authors of the study warn the teens could be setting themselves up for health trouble if they smoke and use the patch or gum at the same time or if they use the products to main...
Coming Clean About The Cleaner - Phoenix House's Chief Clinical Officer David Deitch on Intervention, and the Recovery Process That Follows
...ouraging about The Cleaner is the exposure the series gives to drug misuse and the nature of addictive behavior. With more than 23 million Americans misusing
drugs these days, there's a vital public safety purpose served by bringing to light the dangers to health and safety when drug misuse leads to addicti...
Arbitrator Calls Fresno Board of Supervisors' Planned Cuts to Homecare Workers 'Perverse'; Orders Cuts Reduced
..., the Fresno Country Department of Personnel has accepted a petition by a new organization, led by people who were removed from office at SEIU UHW for misusing
members' dues money and who failed to prevent the cuts from being proposed in the first place last September.
When It Comes to Prescription Drugs, Get Smart
...t the prescription counter."
People who don't take the time to learn about their medications, both prescribed and over-the-counter, run the risk of misusing
them in ways that could damage their health.
For instance, they could suffer a potentially dangerous interaction between two or more drugs, said Ra...
Community Leaders to Protest Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency
...ng at which CRA-LA Board members will decide the fate of a
redevelopment project that involves the role of a non-profit organization
with a history of misusing
public funds and a gift of public money to the
Regency Realty development company in the form of a $20 million dollar
subsidy. The proposed Regency pr...
...ore about why people become addicted to illicit drugs or abuse certain prescription drugs, Phan notes. Some individuals may be using illicit drugs and misusing
prescribed drugs to alleviate their anxiety. He hopes to investigate this issue further by studying people who have used prescription pain drugs recre...
Study shows doctor's offices can help stem abuse of Oxycontin, other narcotic painkillers
...he designed and implemented while at OSU.
The results show how a busy multi-physician clinic was able to get a better handle on which patients were misusing
opioid medications and steer dependent patients to treatment through a policy that logged and carefully screened all patients who were receiving the...
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases March Advisory Highlighting Communication Issues That Affect Patient Safety
remains. Risk reduction strategies are discussed.
-- Lab Specimens at Risk: More than 600 reports submitted to the
Authority show that misusing
pneumatic tubes in material transport can
present a patient safety concern. Some transport issues are because of
mechanical breakdowns of the pneumati...
Hundreds of Workers Gather to Denounce Efforts to Thwart Union Democracy
... undermining our power," said Ruby Guzman, a certified
nursing assistant at Creekside Healthcare Center in San Pablo.
SEIU's actions have included misusing
member dues to engage in a
disinformation campaign about UHW, breaching member confidentiality,
colluding with nursing home operators to sabotage UHW'...
National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund Introduces New Tool to Outsmart Abusers and Stalkers in Today's High-Tech World
...he misuse of the internet, wireless telephones and other high-tech
equipment," said Sue Else, president of the NNEDV Fund. "More and more,
abusers are misusing
technology to stalk the victims they call loved-ones.
Victims of abuse often use computers and wireless telephones to try to find
help, unknowingly le...