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misuse

The improper use of something which, in medicine, usually refers to the use of a drug in a way not intended by the manufacturer.
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Data source: A cross-sectional survey of 115 patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, correlating their risk of misusing prescription opioids (as measured on the SOAPP-R) with their catastrophizing traits.
During the course of proceedings, the counsel for the CDA apprised the court that the authority had served notices to all those, who were misusing the agriculture farms.
Project coordinator Neelam Fida said: "These women play a pivotal role in the day-to-day running of household affairs, yet have to face the unpredictable behaviour of drug misusing partners, family members or friends.
Warning notices have been issued to 40 motorists misusing blue badges in Middlesbrough.
They also account for two per cent of those being treated for alcohol misuse and 10 per cent of those being treated for misusing both.
They are confiscating record numbers of disabled parking placards and issuing thousands of citations to people illegally parking in handicapped spaces and misusing the permits.
However, not misusing drugs or alcohol during the six months before and after a delivery was positively associated with receipt of antiretroviral treatment (2.
He said that few workplaces did not have some employees misusing illegal drugs.
DIRECTV is turning up the heat on restaurants and bars that are misusing or misappropriating DIRECTV programming and recently obtained a $50,000 judgment against a New York bar.
The Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) study also found that 55% of Americans potentially put their health at risk by misusing their medications in 2013, a decrease of 8 percentage points compared to misuse rates of 63% in 2011.
Most college students who admitted to misusing these drugs for weight loss also reported engaging in other unhealthy weight loss behaviors, some of which are strongly suggestive of an underlying eating disorder, according to Amy J.
PROJECTS to help prevent teenagers and children misusing alcohol are being urged to take part in a pounds 20,000 award scheme.