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Many Doctors Prescribe Brand-Name Drugs When Generics Are Available
2013-01-08 15:50:51

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We´ve all seen the advertisements on television. It´s hard not to see them, really. “Be sure to ask your doctor about [insert brand name pharmaceutical here].” And apparently marketing directly to the consumer is a very effective means of gaining market share and, thus, profitability. But a new study from investigators at the Mongan Institute for Health Policy (MIHP) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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