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2012-05-02 15:12:18

Pharmaceutical drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but later re-called from the market–such as the antidiabetic drug Avandia and pain-reliever Vioxx–were the impetus for an Institute of Medicine committee report released yesterday, recommending that the FDA take proactive steps to continue monitoring drugs' safety after initial approval and throughout their time on the market. One of the key recommendations made by the report, Ethical and Scientific Issues...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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