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2013-04-25 23:01:50

Preventive medicine may not be the panacea to reducing healthcare costs. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 This week´s top news story on HealthEconomics.Com related to yet another rejection by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for Roche´s Avastin (bevacizumab) for advanced ovarian cancer. NICE is the agency tasked with appraising cost-effectiveness of medicines for use in the National Health Service for England and Wales. Issuing its...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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