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2012-06-27 17:45:21

Taxpayers could save millions of dollars if hospitals and provincial governments harmonized their prescription drug plans, new research suggests. Hospitals in Canada manage their formularies — the list of generic and brand-name drugs they dispense — independently. Yet many patients are discharged on medications they will have to purchase through publicly funded drug benefits programs. Dr. Chaim Bell, a physician and researcher at St. Michael's Hospital and scientist at the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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