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2013-07-11 16:05:38

Indication of considerable added benefit for overall survival / indications of greater harm from side effects The drug aflibercept (trade name: Zaltrap) has been approved in Germany since February 2013 in combination with a certain chemotherapy for adults with metastatic colorectal cancer in whom chemotherapy with oxaliplatin could not stop the disease from progressing. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products (AMNOG) the German...

Drug Substitions Due To Shortages Could Prove Harmful For Cancer Patients
2012-12-27 13:20:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, there is a connection between higher rates of relapse in pediatric cancer patients and drug shortages. A national drug shortage was linked to a higher rate of relapse among children, teenagers and young adults with Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to the national study. Survival from the condition went from 88 to 75 percent in two years after the drug...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'