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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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He asked the government to ensure that the law should not be misused. Taj Haider said both electronic and social media are highlighting the issues of the people.
The remainder of Part I provides a detailed summary of how the Joyce Estate misused copyright in an attempt to squelch scholarly speech and how the defense of copyright misuse eventually helped protect such speech.
"However, certain medications are widely misused and should be listed among the misused narcotics," he said.
Circuit held that the plaintiff had misused a software copyright when it
Under a plain reading of the statute, Congress left the taxation of settlement funds to Treasury's discretion, and the latter had not misused the delegated power.
(1) In an analysis of matched data from Medicaid records and an HIV/AIDS registry in New Jersey, the odds of using antiretroviral drugs among pregnant women with HIV or AIDS were elevated in the six months before delivery (odds ratio, 1.8), and the odds of obtaining treatment for substance abuse among those who had misused drugs or alcohol were elevated in the six months after delivery (1.5).
So Napster was just about to embark on a "discovery phase" to examine whether the labels misused their copyrights, when the labels backed off, asking for a temporary stay in proceedings.
If Spotted Owls die, if rivers are polluted, if resources are misused, faceless bureaucrats do not suffer the economic consequences.
The [suspended] police officials allegedly received bribe from different persons and misused their powers in many cases.
While 2.2 percent of older adults, who were not engaged in either opioid or benzodiazepine misuse, reported past-year suicidal ideation, the rate was 25.4 percent in those who misused both medication classes.
1 in 10 adults lived at some point during their childhood with someone who misused alcohol and 1 in 25 with someone misusing drugs.