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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.