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Recall Notice Issued For Anemia Drug Omontys
2013-02-25 05:22:08

Two pharmaceutical companies have issued a recall of their anemia drug Omontys after receiving reports that some kidney dialysis patients had suffered severe allergic reactions after taking the medication.

FDA Orders Lower Doses Of Sleep Aids For Women
2013-01-11 08:08:25

The US FDA is requiring pharmaceutical companies to lower the recommended doses of popular sleeping pills, due to the potential risk of injury resulting from morning drowsiness associated with the medications in recent studies.

Federal Regulator Confirms Reports Of 5-Hour Energy Drink Linked To Deaths
2012-11-15 09:50:44

After receiving numerous reports linking caffeine to deaths, a US federal regulator said new evidence is pointing to a popular energy shot that has resulted in at least a dozen fatalities due to over-consumption of the stimulant.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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