Posts Tagged: drugs

Lessons Learned As A Drug Dealer In Federal Prison

It’s that time of year again! The next two days we’ll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL’s Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here. It’s usually an unfortunate story to hear about a commissioned officer who ends up in federal prison…unless you’re Dr. Quinn Bott. Serving as… Read more »

The Tragic Toll from the Epidemic of Opiate Drug Use

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE May 10, 2012 by Ron Manderscheid, Exec Dir, NACBHDD 0 Comments Share on facebookShare on linkedinShare on twitterShare on google | More Sharing ServicesShare | Print Accidental deaths from drug overdosing now exceed those from automobile crashes This week, I had the privilege to participate in the Ohio 2012 Opiate Summit: Miles Traveled… Read more »

Meth Labs And First Responders

By: TVR – a 28 year veteran First Responder. Several studies involving law enforcement personnel responding to and investigating clandestine drug laboratories have shown significant evidence of adverse short and long-term health effects, primarily to the respiratory system. When cooks make the drugs to feed America’s methamphetamine (meth) habit, it is done using toxic and… Read more »

Will Aunt Mary Affect Your Employment?

Call it what you want … Aunt Mary, skunk, boom, MJ, Mary Jane, reefer, weed. But whatever you call it, 14 U.S. States now allow use of marijuana for medical reasons. There’s very little court action to guide employers on this subject … even less is written about how this State law affects Federal employees… Read more »

Chemotherapy Safety Initiative May 2010

Implementation updates The big news of the month is the deployment of IntelliDose to our final VISN 23 site, the Fargo VAMC. Reports from Fargo indicate that the clinical staff are doing well, and no unexpected technical problems have surfaced. Fargo is using the software for combination chemotherapy and for IV chemotherapy. Monotherapy with oral… Read more »

Drug Cost Information Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. Three of our FAQs are… Read more »