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FDA Rejects Two Menopause Drugs Deemed Ineffective
2013-03-06 10:25:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee rejected on Monday two proposed menopause drugs designed to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes. In a 12-to-2 vote, the advisory committee for reproductive health drugs voted against approving Depomed´s extended-release gabapentin, known as Sefelsa, which contains a form of an active ingredient used in some anti-seizure medicines. It also rejected in a vote...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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