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2006-02-14 17:11:16

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists will search for better and earlier signs that a patient is likely to respond to a cancer-fighting drug, or suffer toxic side effects, under a U.S. program announced on Tuesday.

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2006-01-19 07:25:00

U.S. health officials announced Wednesday a major overhaul of the package inserts that accompany prescription drugs. It's hoped that the changes, designed to be easier to read and understand, will benefit not only doctors and other health-care workers, but consumers as well, officials said at a news conference.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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