Friday, August 28, 2009

MMC Does It All! Drug Testing, Job-Site First-Aid Services, Occupational Healthcare And Even Flu Vaccinations!

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a premier provider of quality substance abuse testing and occupational healthcare programs nationwide. MMC offers complete and compliant packages of industry required physical exams and bio-monitoring solutions and when it comes to onsite nursing and first aid station management in the construction field – MMC is the standard bearer.

MMC also offers SkillCheck - a unique suite of worker/employee credential tracking solutions which can strategically manage all of your employees testing results, trainings and industry certifications.

MMC understands that in today’s business and economic environment, risk management professionals and employers alike are looking to continuously improve job-site safety and workplace compliance. And that is why companies nationwide continually utilize MMC’s vast array of cost efficient and diverse testing programs to maintain a better and safe work environment.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Denver Group Looks To Lower Fines on Marijuana Possession

The Denver Post has reported that a recent letter to the Denver County judiciary urged the court to lower the fine for possession of marijuana of less than one ounce to $1.00. The current penalty for possession of marijuana of less than one ounce is $50.00, plus a $100.00 state surcharge accompanied by a $10.00 bureau fee. Fines would still include the $100.00 state surcharge accompanied by a $10.00 bureau fee.

Mason Tvert, a member of the panel and the executive director of Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation, which has pushed decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, said "lowering the fine would send a message to police "that it is not worth their time or the court's to issue any more citations."

Hamming It Up... CDC Sells Swine Flu Toys!?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia has stocked Swine Flu toys for sale in a section of their souvenir shop. Channel 11 news in Atlanta reported that "the stuffed toy is intended to look like a microbe and also resembles a pig snout." The Swine Flu toy sells for about $8.00 and it comes with an information booklet about the H1N1 Swine Flu virus.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CDC's 2009 H1N1 Flu Situation Update

Weekly Influenza Activity Estimates Reported by State and Territorial Epidemiologists

Activity levels indicate geographic spread of both seasonal and 2009 influenza and the H1N1 Swine Flu viruses


Posted August 21, 2009, 7:30 PM ET, for Week Ending August 15, 2009)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT ON U.S. PREPARATIONS FOR 2009 INFLUENZA

The following are "Flu Facts" from President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology:

Influenza epidemics cannot be prevented with currently available tools, but four categories of methods are available to mitigate the effects of an epidemic:

1. Vaccines to prevent infection. For seasonal influenza, vaccines reduce the risk of serious disease in infants and children, pregnant women, older adults, people who have chronic medical conditions,or those who might infect high-risk people through their work or household contact.

2. Antiviral drugs to decrease the likelihood of infection or severe disease in uninfected individuals (usually those with known or suspected exposure); to reduce the severity and duration of disease in patients already infected and ill; and to lower the rate of virus shedding in infected individuals, thereby decreasing the likelihood of transmission to others.

3. Medical care to manage clinical illness, which may range from mild to extreme, delivered at home, in out-patient clinics, hospitals, and intensive care units.

4. Non-medical mitigation practices, including isolation of infected individuals, hand washing, and several forms of social distancing such as school closures, cancellation of sporting events, etc., to lower the chances of person-to-person transmission of virus.

Let MMC take care of all the logistics and provide you with the know-how and focused solutions to protect your staff from the rapidly advancing “Seasonal Flu.”

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Mexico Legalizes Minimum Possession of Drugs

Mexico's new ruling to legalize small amounts of narcotics seems to lean towards curbing corruption and extortion of casual users by Mexican police rather than the safety of it's public in whole. The provision does call for mandatory rehabilitation after three fouls. The Associated Press reported that "the new law sets out maximum "personal use" amounts for drugs, also including LSD and methamphetamine. People detained with those quantities no longer face criminal prosecution."

Bernardo Espino del Castillo of the attorney general's office stated, "in practice, small users almost never did face charges anyway. Under the previous law, the possession of any amount of drugs was punishable by stiff jail sentences, but there was leeway for addicts caught with smaller amounts." Espino del Castillo concluded, "The bad thing was that it was left up to the discretion of the detective, and it could open the door to corruption or extortion." Government law officials are hoping that the new changes will help authorities focus on stopping larger traffickers.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

2009/2010 Influenza "Flu" Advisory #2

Health Industry Experts are reporting that the swine flu vaccination that will be available this coming fall will possibly require two vaccinations that will need to be spaced about three to four weeks apart. According to the Los Angeles Times, Health Officials are claiming that the swine flu vaccination does not provoke as strong an immune response as does the seasonal flu vaccine, it may be necessary to administer two doses of the swine-flu inoculation for it to be most effective. "If two doses are needed, they will be given perhaps three to four weeks apart" said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Los Angeles County’s health officer.

The Novel H1N1 vaccine is not intended to replace the Seasonal Flu vaccine – it is intended to be used along-side seasonal flu vaccine.

Let MMC take care of all the logistics and provide you with the know-how and focused solutions to protect your staff from the rapidly advancing “Flu” season.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

2009/2010 Influenza "Flu" Advisory

Flu outbreaks occur more frequently in the Fall and Winter when cooler weather is prevalent. In colder weather people obviously spend more time indoors and congregate in closer proximity making it easier for the virus to spread. WebMD states that "The flu virus can survive longer periods indoors in winter because the relative humidity of indoor air is very low in comparison to the outside air."

As a way to prevent the flu, Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) advises individuals to wash their hands often in order to kill germs and bacteria. MMC also recommends a flu shot. In years when the vaccine strains and the virus strains are well-matched, the vaccine can reduce the chances of getting the “Flu” by 70%-90% in healthy adults.

Let MMC take care of all the logistics and provide you with the know-how and focused solutions to protect your staff from the rapidly advancing “Flu” season.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

2009 Mobile Medical Corporation Golf Outing Finds Champion

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is proud to declare Mr. Bob Efaw of Minnotte Contracting the winner of this years 2009 MMC Summer Golf Classic - Congratulations Bob!

Mobile Medical Corporation recently held its annual Summer Golf Outing at the South Hills Country Club in Pittsburgh PA. The field consisted of close to 45 golfers from the construction and labor industries. Dinner was held afterwards at the club's main dining room as a thanks to all of the participants for their attendance and continued support of MMC's mission to help keep jobsites across America safe and drug free!

MMC hopes to see everyone again next year!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Novel H1N1 "Swine Flu" UPDATE

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that a Novel H1N1 vaccine is currently in production and may be ready for the public in the fall.

The Novel H1N1 vaccine is not intended to replace the Seasonal Flu vaccine – it is intended to be used along-side seasonal flu vaccine.

MMC is closely monitoring the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) report on the Novel H1N1 vaccination production effort in order to counter a possibly severe upcoming flu season.

Let MMC take care of all the logistics and provide you with the know-how and focused solutions to protect your staff from the rapidly advancing Seasonal Flu.

Contact MMC for more information on your 2009/2010 Workplace Flu Shot Clinic! Call 888-662-8358 Today!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Global Update - Aussies Roll Out Drug Testing Fleet

In an even greater effort to clamp down on intoxicated drivers, the police force in New South Wales, Australia has rolled out their new state-of-the-art drug testing vans. The new vans are equipped with wireless Evidential Breath Analysis instruments, mobile data terminals, and storage for RDT samples.

The new vehicles will increase the police force's armada to a total of 13. Vehicles in service include: 5 new drug testing vans along with 3 older roadside units which are equipped to test motorists for the presence of drugs as well as five random breath testing vans.

In New South Wales, over 37,700 drug tests have been conducted and over 820 drivers have tested positive since the implementation of roadside screening in 2006 and of the 820 drivers who tested positive for the presence of drugs, the majority came from combinations of cannabis, ecstasy and Methamphetamine. Minister for Police, Tony Kelly explained that “Drug driving is a serious crime and any driver on drugs can seriously put the lives of other motorists at risk.”

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Anti-Depressant Drug Use Rapidly Growing Among Americans

Between 1996 and 2005 the use of antidepressants among Americans has doubled. By 2005 there were approximately 27 million people with prescriptions for antidepressant pharmaceuticals. A leading drug research firm recently reported that more than 164 million prescriptions were written in 2008 for antidepressants, totaling $9.6 billion in U.S. sales. A series of clinical trials in 2003 showed that antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children and teens. After the 2003 study public health warnings on use of antidepressant drugs began to appear. Dr. Mark Olfson of Columbia University and Steven Marcus of the University of Pennsylvania wrote in the Archives of General Psychiatry that "Not only are more U.S. residents being treated with antidepressants, but also those who are being treated are receiving more antidepressant prescriptions."