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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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