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Business News Archive - March 28, 2006

Several labor unions are suing Pfizer Inc. for allegedly marketing its Lipitor cholesterol drug outside approved uses, resulting in the unions making billions of dollars in overpayments for members' prescriptions.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'