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2008-06-21 00:00:04

NHS Lothian has launched a campaign to reduce the amount of prescription medicines wasted each year. It is estimated that wasted medicines cost the health trust about pounds 3m each year. NHS Lothian has found that the savings made from wasted medicines could pay for 75 more nurses, 460 more hip replacements or 260 more heart bypass operations. NHS Lothian communications manager Alexis Burnett said the campaign would involve liaising with the local press and setting up interviews with...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin