Business News Archive - May 19, 2006

PARIS (Reuters) - French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis confirmed on Friday it was in talks with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about its antibiotic Ketek following a report the U.S. regulator wanted a warning label on the drug.

Word of the Day
  • 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.'