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Last spring, after touring a mental health center at Fort Bliss, Texas, Defense Secretary Robert Gates noted that awarding Purple Hearts to service members dealing with illnesses like PTSD was "clearly something that needs to be looked at." Recently, however, the Pentagon decided against it. The reasons given were that mental health conditions aren't intentionally caused by enemy action, like a bomb or bullet, and because they remained difficult to diagnose and quantify. Eileen Lainez, a Pentagon spokeswoman said, "Current medical knowledge and technologies do not establish PTSD as objectively and routinely as would be required for this award at this time."
In our society, the Purple Heart is a symbol that recognizes veterans who have suffered injury in combat situations. According to The New York Times, "The Purple Heart in its modern form was established by Gen. Douglas MacArthur in 1932. Some 1.7 million service members have received the medal, and, as of last August, 2,743 ...
Generic Name: CHLORZOXAZONE - ORAL Pronounced: (klor-ZOX-uh-zone) Parafon Forte DSC Oral Uses
This medication is used to treat pain and discomfort from
muscle injuries such as strains, sprains, and spasms. It provides temporary
relief and is usually used along with rest, physical therapy, and other
treatments (e.g., nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication). This medication
relaxes tight muscles and relieves pain, cramping, and stiffness so you can
move around more and get back to doing your daily activities. Chlorzoxazone
belongs to a class of drugs called muscle relaxants. It is thought to work on
the nerves to relieve muscle pain. It may also relieve pain by calming your
How To Use Parafon Forte DSC Oral
Take this medication by mouth, usually 3 or 4 times daily
or as directed by your doctor.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response
to therapy. Do not increase your dose, take it more often, or tak...
Alternative Names Serax overdose; Adumbran overdose; Serenid Forte overdose; Zapex overdose; Novoxapam overdose; Oxpam overdose References Goldfrank LR, ed. Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies . 8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill; 2006.
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