Drug and Narcotic Control

Publication Title: 
Archives of Disease in Childhood

This article describes the homeopathic tradition and considers the safety, manufacture, effectiveness and regulation of homeopathic medicines. These medicines are commonly purchased without prescription for children, so an understanding of the basis of therapy is important to ensure appropriate and safe usage. The role of integrated medicine in the National Health Service is also reviewed with identification of research priorities.

Author(s): 
Erlewyn-Lajeunesse, M.
Publication Title: 
Current Opinion in Neurology

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Complementary and alternative medical therapies include herbs, acupuncture, and mind-body therapies. This review highlights the findings of recently published studies of complementary and alternative medical therapies and epilepsy, and provides an update of the US Food and Drug Administration's role in regulating herbal products. RECENT FINDINGS: Complementary and alternative medical therapies are often tried by patients with epilepsy, frequently without physician knowledge.

Author(s): 
Schachter, Steven C.
Publication Title: 
Current Opinion in Neurology

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Complementary and alternative medical therapies include herbs, acupuncture, and mind-body therapies. This review highlights the findings of recently published studies of complementary and alternative medical therapies and epilepsy, and provides an update of the US Food and Drug Administration's role in regulating herbal products. RECENT FINDINGS: Complementary and alternative medical therapies are often tried by patients with epilepsy, frequently without physician knowledge.

Author(s): 
Schachter, Steven C.
Publication Title: 
AORN journal

The perioperative nurse manager faces an ethical dilemma when faced with an impaired colleague. An effort to support impaired practitioners and to ensure patient safety and quality of care seem incompatible. To facilitate both, violations of the state nurse practice act must be reported, and the employee terminated if your documentation is adequate and treatment options you offer are not pursued. This harsh approach is necessary when the impaired practitioner puts patient care at risk.

Author(s): 
Abbott, C. A.
Publication Title: 
AORN journal

The perioperative nurse manager faces an ethical dilemma when faced with an impaired colleague. An effort to support impaired practitioners and to ensure patient safety and quality of care seem incompatible. To facilitate both, violations of the state nurse practice act must be reported, and the employee terminated if your documentation is adequate and treatment options you offer are not pursued. This harsh approach is necessary when the impaired practitioner puts patient care at risk.

Author(s): 
Abbott, C. A.
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

INTRODUCTION: This paper reviews recent trends in the production, supply and price of the active ingredients as well as finished ACT products. Production and cost data provided in this paper are based on an ongoing project (Artepal). Stability data are derived from a development project on rectal artesunate. DISCUSSION: The artemisinin raw material and its derivatives appear to be very stable compared to the finished products.

Author(s): 
Kindermans, Jean-Marie
Pilloy, Jacques
Olliaro, Piero
Gomes, Melba
Publication Title: 
Journal of Vector Borne Diseases

BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: The artemisinin-based antimalarial medicines are first line medicines in the treatment of severe and uncomplicated falciparum malaria. Numerous brands of these medicines manufactured in various countries are available in the Ghanaian market. The study was aimed at evaluating the authenticity and quality of selected brands of artemisinin-based antimalarial medicines marketed in Ghana. METHODS: In all, 14 artemisinin-based antimalarial medicines were purchased from pharmacies (P) and licensed chemical shops (LCSs) in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana.

Author(s): 
El-Duah, M.
Ofori-Kwakye, K.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The issue of co-occurring disorders is of concern to the Criminal Justice field, including drug courts. To assess the potential co-occurrence of substance use- and mental health-related diagnoses, the Psychiatric Diagnostic Screening Questionnaire and similar instruments was administered to suburban drug court clients. Based on the screening, one quarter to one half of the 108 participants would be referred for follow-up for a mental health issue; women would be referred at a greater rate than men.

Author(s): 
Weitzel, Jessica Aungst
Nochajski, Thomas H.
Coffey, Scott F.
Farrell, Mark G.
Publication Title: 
AIDS treatment news
Author(s): 
James, J. S.
Publication Title: 
AIDS treatment news
Author(s): 
Tobias, T.

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