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Excedrin, NoDoz, Gas-X Recall Notice Issued
2012-01-09 05:36:07

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has announced a recall of four of its over-the-counter medications marketed in the U.S. According to the AFP news agency, the firm released a statement Sunday announcing the recall of Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention products due to a malfunction at a plant in Lincoln, Nebraska that was shut down last month. Novartis Consumer Health (NCH) said that they were "taking this action as a precautionary measure, because the products may...


Word of the Day
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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