One in eight older U.S. teenagers has used powerful painkiller drugs without prescriptions, and many of them start misusing the pills at age 16 or 17, earlier than was previously assumed, according to new research released on Monday.
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Vicodin pills are displayed Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, in Indianpolis. The law requires pharmacists to send state police the names of those receiving potentially addictive drugs, along with what drug they are taking, how many pills they receive and the names of their doctors. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Tim Halcomb) Original Filename: nynyd1_6518204.jpg
Surgeons Make at Least 4,000 ‘Never’ Errors per Year: At least 80,000 medical “never events” have occurred during hospital surgeries over the past two decades, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University. A “never event” is defined as a mistake that should be preventable by basic procedural diligence, such as leaving a surgical implement inside a patient, performing the wrong procedure, operating on the wrong part of the body or even operating on the wrong patient altogether.