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Many states, including Arizona, have been trying to institute drug testing for individuals applying for welfare and/or unemployment benefits. Who could object to that? Employers today commonly require drug testing for employees. Why shouldn’t the state? I personally have had to be drug tested for jobs in the past, as I am sure you have. Even though I am not now nor have I ever been a drug user, that did not matter. All employees and prospective employees had to experience the inconvenience of the drug test. This was the new normal.
Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or CPP, has helped launch a phase-III clinical trial to test the efficacy of a combination drug that has shown promise of preventing colon cancer. CPP was founded in 2008 to apply decades' worth of systematic, basic research led by University of Arizona professor emeritus Eugene Gerner and former UA researcher Frank Meyskens to improve clinical practice.
In 2013, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department collected a total of 2,550 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs. Proper disposal of medications is essential for many reasons:
Alex Rodriguez has it all, or so it would appear. Looks. Unmatched baseball talent. More money than anyone could need.
Small amounts of drugs have been found in a well in Continental Ranch, but Tucson Water officials maintain that the levels of the pharmaceuticals are harmless.
Although experts are unsure yet if it poses a health risk, sophisticated new techniques have detected pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, X-ray contrasting agents and antiepeleptic medication in the effluent flowing in the Santa Cruz River channel in Northwest Tucson and Marana and in nearby wells used to monitor ground water quality.
Erin Schmidt, ESchmidt@ExplorerNews.com
For busy women who typically put others’ needs before their own, remember that taking time to care for themselves is important to good health. Regular well-woman exams are a simple and effective way to start.
May 31, 2006 - As drug use in public high schools continues to increase across the country, Catalina Foothills High School is hoping to stop the abuse among its teens by drug testing students next year.
(BPT) - Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the U.S.1. The most common type is osteoarthritis (OA), which affects approximately 27 million adults nationwide2. OA occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time, causing pain in joints such as the hips, knees and hands. The majority of people living with OA may experience limited mobility, as well as trouble performing activities of daily living3.
On Monday, Sept. 20, at about 8:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Taco Bell near Oracle and Magee roads because two people had locked themselves in the men's restroom for about an hour and would not come out. When police arrived, the officer pounded on the door, at which time he heard the toilet flush and some coins fall on the floor. After almost a minute, two subjects, a male, 19, and a female, 17, came out of the bathroom. The man told police he and his girlfriend were taking a pregnancy test, talking, and erasing text messages on her cell phone. He told police the pregnancy test was thrown away in the trash can, which later police could not find. Police noticed the male subject appeared to be dazed about what was going on. When asked if he had done any drugs that day, he said no. When asked if he had anything illegal on him, he said he had some marijuana in his pocket. He was arrested and upon further searching, police found burnt and clean aluminum foil, a burned straw, several lighters, a knife and an electronic scale, which all are commonly used to smoke heroin. He was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The female told police she had not done any drugs and police did not find any drugs on her person. Both were released from the scene and told they would be cited for trespassing if they returned to the Taco Bell.
Pima County is sponsoring a discount prescription card designed to provide families and individuals with significant savings on prescription drug costs.
The article on "medical pot" in the Sept. 22 Explorer failed to inform its readers of several key provisions of Prop 203.
Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday, Feb. 7, arrested Lewis Paul Larkin, better known as the Pinal County assessor, on charges of driving under the influence.
(Family Features) Thanks to a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, efforts are underway to streamline licensing for medications known as "biosimilars," which are similar - but not identical - to cutting-edge biologic medicines. However, the development has some concerned about patient safety, especially among older Americans who tend to suffer from more chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
(BPT) - Flu season is officially here, and it may not be long before you or someone you know starts experiencing muscle aches, chills, fever and other flu-like symptoms. Unfortunately, these symptoms can also be caused by other illnesses, like the common cold, and it can be almost impossible to determine whether you have the flu based on symptoms alone. To get the most timely and effective treatment for your seasonal health needs, it is important know exactly what is causing your illness.
On Thursday May 20, Oro Valley police responded to Wilson K-8 School in reference to a sixth-grade student in possession of marijuana. When police arrived, they were escorted to the assistant principal's office where the student was located. According the police report, a teacher and several other students reported that the student had marijuana with him and was showing it to his classmates. After a search of the bag, the assistant principal found a sunglasses case with a plastic bag inside of it containing marijuana. The student said he got it from a friend who did not go to the school, but knew it was marijuana. When the student's mother arrived, he admitted to smoking marijuana in the past but would pass a drug test. The student later changed his story saying he might not pass a drug test because he has been to parties where people were smoking marijuana. Police advised the mother that her son be drug tested. He was arrested for possession of marijuana in a drug free school zone.
March 9, 2005 - After a school bus driver received a DUI charge while driving a bus full of students, local officials want to reassure the public that their children are safe on district buses.
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A roundup of recent police activities throughout the Northwest.
(NAPSI)—The American Society of Clinical Oncology, the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer, announced the “Top 5 Advances in 50 Years of Modern Oncology,” based on results of worldwide voting on CancerProgress.Net—ASCO’s interactive website documenting the history of progress against cancer.