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Toni M Rudisill, Motao Zhu
PURPOSE: To determine which distracted driving laws were associated with decreased texting while driving among U.S. teenage drivers. METHODS: Data from the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey were merged with states' distracted driving legislation. The prevalence of texting while driving was assessed for different laws using log-binomial regression. RESULTS: Approximately 39.0% of students reported texting while driving at least once in the 30 days before survey...
December 2015: Annals of Epidemiology
Cathy Giblin, Gillian Lemermeyer, Greta Cummings, Mengzhe Wang, Jennifer Anne Kwan
AIM: This study aims to improve the efficiency of the application for registration process for internationally educated nurses seeking licensure to practice. BACKGROUND: The licensure and employment of internationally educated nurses has been one strategy to address the global nursing shortage. However, little is known about which application characteristics relate to success in obtaining licensure. DESIGN: This project uses evidence from a retrospective statistical analysis of four years of internationally educated nurse application data to inform the development and implementation of changes to policies and practices at the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta...
March 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Leonoor Wijnans, Bettie Voordouw
In 2014, the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) published a draft regulatory guideline for the evaluation of influenza vaccines. Following a public consultation round, the final guidance will be published in the near future. Here, we highlight the main changes in the clinical section in this guideline and discuss the background to these changes and whether the new consolidated guidance document can be expected to achieve a better understanding of the performance of seasonal, zoonotic and pandemic influenza vaccines during the regulatory licensing process...
January 2016: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Annice E Kim, Brett Loomis, Bryan Rhodes, Matthew E Eggers, Christopher Liedtke, Lauren Porter
BACKGROUND: Although the overall impact of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) on public health is unclear, awareness, use, and marketing of the products have increased markedly in recent years. Identifying the increasing number of 'vape stores' that specialise in selling ENDS can be challenging given the lack of regulatory policies and licensing. This study assesses the utility of online search methods in identifying ENDS vape stores. METHODS: We conducted online searches in Google Maps, Yelp, and YellowPages to identify listings of ENDS vape stores in Florida, and used a crowdsourcing platform to call and verify stores that primarily sold ENDS to consumers...
April 2016: Tobacco Control
Q L Kintanar, E C Santero
The regulation of food and drugs in the Republic of the Philippines is enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Statutory laws are also in place providing legal basis for the creation of a regulatory agency, the Bureau of Food and Drugs, mandated to ensure the safety, efficacy and good quality of all food and drug products being made available to the general public. The most important of these laws are Republic Act (RA) 3720 "Foods, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Act", RA 6675 "Generics Act", RA 8203 "Act Prohibiting Counterfeit Drugs", and RA 7394 "Consumers Act...
1999: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
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