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New FDA Drug Approvals And Warnings
2012-12-25 11:05:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued announcements of its approval of new drugs before the start of the new year. The FDA has approved a new drug to help treat high cholesterol known as Juxtapid, which helps take care of a rare genetic form of high cholesterol. The condition, which affects about 3,000 Americans, causes super-high cholesterol levels and heart attacks at an early age. The drug injections will cost...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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