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VIAW Newswire 01.28.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

Go Ahead, Hit the Snooze Button

Turns out a good night’s rest is good for business. One-third of American workers aren’t sleeping enough to function at peak levels, and that chronic exhaustion is costing billions of dollars in lost productivity, according to researchers from Harvard Medical School.


Apple Products Made with Child Labor – Internal Report

Apple Inc. used child labor in the making of its products by employing 106 underage workers across 11 facilitates in 2012, an internal audit revealed. According to a report, the company also discovered wage problems and forced pregnancy tests.


No Painkillers for You!

Ready for another “War on Drugs?” The federal government is taking its first steps toward rationing the use of popularly prescribed painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab by placing new restrictions on hydrocodone – the semi-synthetic opioid which forms the basis of these medications.


Improving Health Care Outcomes Based of Electronic Health Records

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is one of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s significant initiatives that aims to improve treatment outcomes and lower health care costs. This Article takes CER a step further and suggests a novel clinical application for it.


College of Occupational Medicine Encourages Stage 3 Job History Criteria

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is encouraging physicians, IT vendors and the government to expand the collection of a patient’s occupational information in electronic medical records.

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