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2008-07-26 18:00:17

A GP who gave sleeping pills to an elderly patient so she could commit suicide said yesterday he "regretted the circumstances" which resulted in his censure by the General Medical Council. Dr Iain Kerr, 61, was suspended from practising medicine for six months for prescribing sodiumamytal to a retired businesswoman after she told him she had considered suicide. John Donnelly, chairman of the GMC Fitness to Practise Panel, told the doctor he had allowed his views on physician-assisted...

2008-07-25 00:00:41

U.S. companies are racing to bring gasoline made from wood chips, garbage, crop waste and other materials to market. The U.S. government is offering grants and subsidies to get the plants started in an effort to meet a mandated 36 billion gallons of biofuels a year by 2022, The New York Times said Thursday. Plans for about 28 different plants are in various stages of development. KL Process Design Group in Wyoming may be the first to reach the commercial market, the newspaper said. The...

2008-07-24 15:00:24

A DOCTOR who admitted prescribing sleeping tablets to enable a pensioner to end her life has been branded irresponsible. The General Medical Council found Dr Iain Kerr, from Newton Mearns, brought the medical profession into disrepute by giving the drug sodium amytal to the retired businesswoman after she had told him she had considered killing herself. They also described his prescription of sodium amytal to three others as not in his patients' best interests. The GMC, which has the...

2008-07-23 09:01:21

PT. RICHMOND, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that Glenn A. Oclassen, President & Chief Executive Officer, will present at the BMO Capital Markets 2008 Focus on Healthcare Conference at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 11:45 AM Eastern Time. About Transcept Pharmaceuticals Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company deriving significant new patient benefits from...

2008-07-23 03:00:58

A GP who gave a potentially suicidal patient sleeping pills faces being struck off. Dr Iain Kerr, 61, prescribed 30 sodium amytal pills to a retired businesswoman in 1998 after she told him she had considered suicide. Yesterday, a General Medical Council fitness to practise panel told him that it was "inappropriate, irresponsible, liable to bring the profession into disrepute and not in your patient's best interest". The same ruling was made against the Glasgow GP for failing to refer...

2008-07-21 12:01:25

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A GP who prescribed sleeping pills to a pensioner who wanted to kill herself said he felt he had a duty to help people who wanted to die. Dr Iain Kerr, who practises in Clarkston, in the suburbs of Glasgow, told a General Medical Council hearing yesterday that the law did not always reflect what was right. The 61-year-old, who gave the pills to the pensioner as an "insurance policy" after she expressed fears about how she would meet her end, became...

2008-07-19 06:00:28

By Leslie Reed, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 19--KEARNEY, Neb. -- It isn't "food versus fuel," members of Nebraska's Ethanol Board said Friday. Rather, the national debate should be a discussion of food and fuel, said David E. Hallberg of Omaha, chairman and chief executive officer of an ethanol production company and a member of the state board. Hallberg said ethanol supporters have allowed the oil and grocery industries to mischaracterize the impact that ethanol production has had...

2008-07-18 12:00:26

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A GP accused of prescribing sleeping tablets to enable a pensioner to end her life was criticised by a General Medical Council expert yesterday . Dr Leonard Peter told a GMC hearing that the standard of care provided by Dr Iain Kerr, from Glasgow, fell far below that expected of a general practitioner. Dr Peter was called to give evidence by the GMC's counsel on the third day of the hearing which is considering Dr Kerr's fitness to practise...

2008-07-18 09:01:06

Biofuel Energy has announced that it has made initial shipments of ethanol and distillers grain from its plants in Wood River, Nebraska, and Fairmont, Minnesota. Approximately two million gallons of ethanol have been shipped. The plants commenced operations in June 2008. Both are reportedly making good progress towards full commercial operation. While neither has yet operated at nameplate capacity, they have each exceeded 90% and full capacity is expected to be reached shortly. BioFuel...

2008-07-17 18:00:45

DENVER, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIOFUEL ENERGY CORP. announced today that it had made initial shipments of ethanol and distillers grain from its plants in Wood River, Nebraska and Fairmont, Minnesota. Last week, roughly 2 million gallons of ethanol were shipped. The related sales revenue will be reflected in the Company's financial statements for the quarter ending September 30, 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070319/LAM081LOGO) As previously announced,...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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