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CDC: Drug Deaths Outnumber Traffic Fatalities
2011-09-19 05:06:32

  Drug-related deaths outnumbered motor vehicle related fatalities in 2009, according to reports published Sunday by the Associated Press (AP) and the Los Angeles Times. The AP, citing "preliminary" Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, shows that there were 37,485 drug-related fatalities that year. The Times noted that there were 36,284 traffic-related deaths in 2009, and that drug-induced deaths had also surpassed motor vehicle related ones in 23 states...

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2011-08-24 19:03:53

  Google said on Wednesday that it should not have allowed Canadian pharmacies to advertise prescription drugs to U.S. consumers. The Internet giant agreed to pay $500 million to settle a federal investigation on the distribution of online ads from pharmacies that were illegally selling prescription and non-prescription drugs to American consumers. The settlement means Google will not face criminal prosecution for accusations it improperly profited from ads promoting "rogue"...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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