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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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Ahead of an Assembly debate on the Welsh Governments Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill, which was introduced to the National Assembly last October, the Health Secretary has announced extra investment in substance misuse services.
The PTI rejected the allegation and urged NAB to investigate misuse of official choppers by other provinces and political parties.
PRESCRIBING higher doses of potentially addictive pain relief drugs for shorter periods after surgery could be an effective way to tackle pain and the future risk of addiction and misuse, it has been suggested.
The government last year began targeting officials who misuse or embezzle poverty relief funds as part of the country's broad anti-graft campaign.
You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God," says the third commandment (Ex.
The report shows nearly half of people assessed with a substance misuse problem in Wales were suffering from problematic alcohol use.
USA], Nov 10 (ANI): A simple blood test for a compound, called PEth, can accurately identify critically ill hospital patients who misuse alcohol, according to a recent study.
The misuse and abuse of prescription pain medications is an epidemic, and the statistics are staggering.
Winding up discussion the motion 'The threat to freedom of expression by misuse of the Electronic Crime Act and the impunity with which crimes are continuously being committed against journalists and media person' he said, the collective wisdom of National Assembly and Senate had helped to make the Electronic Crimes Bill.
In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority for making 437 illegal appointments in BS-1 to BS-16 in GEPCO, thus caused huge loss to the national exchequer.
A MIDLAND charity is seeking to tackle the taboo issue of alcohol misuse in the Sikh community as part of Alcohol Awareness Week.
A PROGRAMME to help people recovering from substance misuse and mental health conditions back into employment is being launched by the Welsh Government.