Codeine is an opiate analgesic, used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain that does not respond to aspirin, paracetamol or ibuprofen alone. It is available in a wide range of over-the-counter preparations for pain and fever in combination with paracetamol (e.g. Panamax Co) or ibuprofen (Nurofen Plus).
Almost 7,000 influenza cases have been diagnosed so far this year, a rise of about 1,000 since the same period in 2016.
One in 37 Victorian truck drivers tested positive to drug-driving, almost double the national figure, in a police blitz this week.
His role includes providing toxicology advice and support for clients regarding drug and alcohol testing procedures and interpreting drug test results. He is a graduate of Adelaide University with a PhD in toxicology and the measurement of occupational chemical exposures using samples of blood and urine.
Water testing of Adelaide's wastewater has revealed a 25% spike in methamphetamine use over the past year, and a tripling of consumption over the past five years.
Alcohol is the “defining social glue” for many young employees, with non-drinkers often excluded in many circles, according to new research by the think tank Demos in Britain.
Arizona is one of five US states with marijuana legalisation on the ballot this northern fall, and the state's Republican governor, Doug Ducey, is not happy about it.
Firing an employee who turns up for work while drunk or on drugs might seem like the right thing to do at the time, however hasty decisions could expose employers to substantial legal risk.
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace can have a devastating impact on business operations and expose employers to costly legal claims, therefore it is essential that companies implement a strong drug and alcohol policy to help reduce safety risks and discharge health and safety obligations.
Hangovers cost businesses $3 billion a year in absenteeism and make up for 11.5 million sick days, according to new research from the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University.
CONSTRUCTION bosses are calling on the Queensland Government to introduce tough compulsory drug-testing on building sites as employees fear attacks from co-workers hooked on ice.
More truck drivers are being caught driving under the influence of drugs, including ice, prompting a warning from police that a rogue element is threatening public safety on the state's roads.
Influenza is a global health problem that affects 3-5m people a year and causes fatalities among the very old, the very young, and those with existing medical conditions. The virus spreads through contact. When we look at people’s social networks, an inter-connected web emerges that can help disease spread.
Tasmanian dairy farmers battling drug use among staff as far north west region sees a rise in illegal drug use
There are concerns an increase in illegal drug use in Tasmania's far north west could be spreading to the dairy industry.
The business benefits of safety often focus on cost avoidance. Companies know that every workplace safety incident incurs both direct costs, like the cost of medical treatment, and indirect costs, like loss of work time and affect on morale.
The next time you’re watching Parliament and wondering if the MPs are drunk, you have a 20% chance of being right according to a poll conducted by the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF).