Business News Archive - August 23, 2006

Drugmaker Merck & Co. on Wednesday gave preliminary results of a study of its investigational painkiller Arcoxia, the planned successor to Vioxx, which was pulled off the market in 2004 after being linked to stroke and heart attack.

A new Colorado-based food company, Coleman Natural Foods, LLC, is announced today. Coleman Natural Foods becomes the leading United States processor, marketer and distributor of fresh and further prepared natural and organic proteins as a result of merging two premier companies.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.