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State Pharmacy Director Fired For Ignoring Complaint Over NECC Drug Shipments
2012-11-08 17:37:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy director James D. Coffey has been fired after allegedly ignoring complaints that Framingham-based New England Compounding Center (NECC) had illegally shipped bulk orders of drugs to Colorado hospitals, reports Boston.com's Kay Lazar. The shipments were in direct violation of Colorado´s state licenses, according to MA state health officials. Yet, the long-time director of the pharmacy board...


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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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