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2011-03-03 10:00:00

AUSTIN, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weekends are the deadliest time for alcohol-related crashes and fatalities and for many, a weekend to remember turns into a weekend to forget. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching the Weekend PASS (Person Appointed to Stay Sober) campaign to reduce incidences of drunk driving and encourage young adults to plan ahead for the weekend by getting a Weekend P.A.S.S. Person Appointed to Stay Sober. Drinking and driving continues to...

2008-01-15 09:01:32

Smiths Medical, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the P.A.S. PORT® T2 POWER P.A.C. and PORT-A-CATH® II POWER P.A.C. Dual-lumen Implantable Access Systems. The new products expand the existing port line from seven to ten systems now available for power injections of contrast media. Implantable access systems provide a route of...

2007-06-19 09:00:59

Smiths Medical, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the PORT-A-CATH® and PORT-A-CATH® II POWER P.A.C. Implantable Access Systems and the GRIPPER PLUS® POWER P.A.C. Safety Huber Needles. Expanding their current line of ports and needles, the new products provide a complete system with full flexibility for a...


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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