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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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RESIDENTS and organisations are being encouraged to have their say as the county council looks at reducing alcohol and drugs misuse in Leicestershire.
Opioid misuse is the use of these drugs without a prescription, or use only for the high.
In a statement, the DOTr said transport authorities signed joint memorandum circular 2019-01 which expanded the definition of "slot misuse" in a bid to help decongest NAIA.
Prescription opioid misuse is the use of these drugs without a prescription, or use only for the feeling the drug causes.
After an overview of the problem, prescription drug use by celebrities and everyday people, effects on communities, the history of prescription drug misuse, and categories of misused prescription medications, chapters address trends and correlates of prescription drug misuse to illustrate the scope and scale of the problem, including demographic aspects and death rates; why prescription drug misuse emerged as a popular form of drug use; middle-class patterns; programs designed to reduce misuse and deaths; and the role of the media.
Drivers were quizzed about the misuse of blue badges dozens of times last year.
The government last year began targeting officials who misuse or embezzle poverty relief funds as part of the country's broad anti-graft campaign.
Adults with disabilities face a high risk of opioid misuse, often due to high rates of mental illness and chronic pain, researchers reported in November.
Summary: Washington (USA) Dec 17 (ANI): Turns out, a large number of people misuse benzodiazepines to get relieved from tension without consulting their physicians.
HUNDREDS of children in Coventry were identified as being at risk from their parents' drug and alcohol misuse in the last year.
Quest Diagnostics compiled these data, and many more, in its "Health Trends Report: Drug Misuse in America 2018." The report examines 3.9 million routine drug screens ordered by primary care and pain physicians during 2011-2017.
The defendant moved for summary disposition on the grounds that it could not be held liable because plaintiff's action of partially climbing into the machine constituted "misuse" that was not reasonably foreseeable.<br />The Oakland Circuit Court agreed, granting the defendant's motion for summary disposition.