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2014-05-16 08:24:21

Now includes information about InterMune's Expanded Access Program CHICAGO, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly launched Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Patient Communication Center (PCC) has become the destination for the most up-to-date information for the pulmonary fibrosis community. The PCC now has information about the Expanded Access Program (EAP) for pirfenidone. "The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is committed to serve as an impartial resource for the PF community,"...

2014-02-26 12:24:18

Julie Halston, Lindsay Mendez, Lucas Steele, Christina Bianco, Tony Yazbeck, Liz Callaway, Robert Creighton, Cady Huffman and Rashidra Scott join Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Tony Danza at the Fourth Annual Broadway Belts for PFF! NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year Broadway's best vocal talent appeared Monday night to raise funds for the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and honor the memory of Associated Press theater...

2011-05-19 16:07:00

BRISBANE, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) will conduct a live webcast of its 2011 Analyst Day presentations on Thursday, May 26, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT in New York. Presentations by InterMune's executive management team will provide an overview of the company's vision, strategy and a comprehensive update of InterMune's commercial and scientific plans. The company also will provide details on its preparations to launch...

2011-04-28 14:10:16

The rising incidence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in the UK The number of cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has continued to rise significantly in the first decade of the 21st century and could lead to more deaths than ovarian cancer, lymphoma, leukaemia, or kidney cancer, reveals research published ahead of print in the Thorax journal. IPF is the most common of the pneumonias that happen without an apparent cause and previous studies have shown that incidence and deaths from...

2011-03-03 12:27:00

2011 Special Events Significantly Impact Awareness and Raise Funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation CHICAGO, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friends and colleagues of Associated Press theater critic Michael Kuchwara honored his memory with a musical tribute of his favorite Broadway songs Monday (2/28) night at Birdland in New York City. Kuchwara passed away from complications of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in May of last year. Actress Julie Halston (whose husband had a...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'