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2009-09-17 10:00:00

TONBRIDGE, England, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Contraceptive Pill has been crowned the greatest pharmacy innovation of the past 150 years, by leading figures in the drugs industry. The pill eclipsed Coca-Cola, the electric light bulb and penicillin in a star-studded competition organised to celebrate Chemist+Druggist magazine's 150th birthday. The final four inventions went head-to-head in a live debate, with top industry peers voting overwhelmingly for the contraceptive pill to win....


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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