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Failed Merck Drug Reveals Dangers Of Niacin-Based Heart Drugs
2013-03-10 07:32:55

Trials of a failed Merck-developed, niacin-based drug designed to raise “good” cholesterol levels revealed serious side effects, raising red flags about the potential future use of such medications.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.