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Business News Archive - November 08, 2005

U.S. regulators may need months to review public comments on Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s application to sell the Plan B "morning-after" contraceptive without a prescription, a Food and Drug Administration official said on Tuesday.

A Merck & Co. Inc. president said on Tuesday she was confident the company's new cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil would win a positive recommendation from a key government group that sets standards for immunizations.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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