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2008-10-16 12:25:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has created a Web site to provide consumers and professionals with information about prescription drugs. The FDA said its new Web site provides a single source of links to information concerning such areas as drug labeling, risk evaluation, clinical trials and drug-specific safety information. The site also provides links to such information as quarterly reports listing drugs that are being evaluated for potential safety issues, FDA warning...

2004-11-28 03:00:12

In the face of growing public distrust, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration remains unpersuasive in claiming that its review of prescription drugs is sufficient or places the consumer first. Before Congress last week, an FDA drug safety reviewer testified that "the FDA as currently configured is incapable of protecting America against another Vioxx." Physician David Graham also had warned, prior to Merck's voluntary recall of the drug Sept. 30, about the painkiller's ability to increase...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'