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Business News Archive - December 01, 2005

Indian generic drug company Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. said on Thursday that it was prepared to produce large quantities of Tamiflu for the United States to help meet the threat of avian flu and was in talks with the drug's maker, Roche Holding AG.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.