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2012-01-18 14:00:00

Canada Drugs and other CIPA members, who together since 2002 have served as a safe source of affordable prescription medication for over a million American patients have announced that they will participate in the January 18 “internet blackout” to protest Congress´ proposed anti-piracy legislation. CanadaDrugs.com website will display a “blackout banner” directing its customers to take action to protect their ability to order online discount prescription...

2012-01-16 21:11:29

One in ten Canadians cannot afford to take their prescription drugs as directed, according to an analysis by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto. The study, published today in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) is the first to examine the relationship between drug insurance and the use of prescription drugs in Canada. Researchers from UBC's Centre for Health Services and Policy Research reviewed data from 5,732 people who answered...

2012-01-16 15:30:59

One in 10 Canadians have problems affording medications they have been prescribed, and one in four people without drug insurance cannot afford to have their prescriptions filled, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Researchers from the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences analyzed data from 5732 people who participated in the 2007 Canada Community Health Survey. Participants who received a...

2012-01-11 08:00:00

RxTran expands translation languages provided to help pharmacies communicate with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 In celebration of National Pharmacist Day, January 12th, RxTran announces it has expanded its language capacity for written translated SIGs (prescription instructions) from 11 to 17 languages. RxTran´s content database of SIG translations helps pharmacists communicate prescription and drug safety information to a growing...

2012-01-06 09:59:50

In the United States, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who have private insurance is approximately 400 percent higher than comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom (U.K.). These findings, from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, are the first results of a comprehensive comparison of prescription drug costs between the U.S. and U.K. The study appears on-line in...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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