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2011-09-21 13:05:22

MGH study demonstrates what may be first feasible method to induce arousal from anesthesia Administration of the commonly used stimulant drug methylphenidate (Ritalin) was able to speed recovery from general anesthesia in an animal study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The report, appearing in the October issue of Anesthesiology, is the first demonstration in mammals of what could be a safe and effective way to induce arousal from general anesthesia. While there are...

2011-08-05 17:04:00

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jury selection in the second trial in the largest hepatitis C outbreak in U.S. history has begun in Clark County, Nevada. The Nevada Supreme Court lifted the stay allowing the case to go to trial when it was determined by the court that nurse David Hambrick, a witness for the defense Teva Inc. and Baxter Inc., "does not possess the requisite skill, knowledge or experience to testify as an expert witness regarding the medical cause of hepatitis C...

2011-07-28 15:15:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with DURECT Corporation's (Nasdaq: DRRX) second quarter 2011 financial results press release, you are invited to listen to the conference call that will be broadcast live over the internet on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time (1:30 pm Pacific Time). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020717/DRRXLOGO) A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available by accessing DURECT's homepage at...

2011-07-07 14:48:00

CHICAGO, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 30, 2011, just three weeks after hearing oral argument, the First District of the Illinois Court of Appeals affirmed a $16.56 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) subsidiaries Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. and ALZA Corporation in a wrongful death case involving their Duragesic® fentanyl pain patch. The court's opinion completely affirmed the November 2008 judgment in DiCosolo v. ALZA Corp, et al., obtained...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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