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Business News Archive - August 26, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. drug company Merck & Co. might consider settling a small number of Vioxx cases involving people who claim they were harmed by the painkiller and who fit a very narrow profile, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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