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FDA To Phase Out Some Primatene Asthma Inhalers
2011-09-23 09:29:23

  An over-the-counter asthma inhaler is to be banned beginning next year because federal health officials said it produces carbon gas that is harmful to the environment, Reuters reports. The inhaler in question is currently the only over-the-counter inhaler on the market, which when banned, will leave asthma patients with only prescription-based choices. The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the metered-dose inhalers that contain...


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Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'