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FDA Approves Tiny Computer Chip As Internal MD
2012-08-02 13:59:28

Following four years of discussions, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a computer that can monitor the health of a patient from within their body. The Ingestion Event Marker from Proteus Digital has received approval for the very tiny (less than 1/10th inch) computer chip it plans on using as an internal MD.

Pharma Begins OxyContin Trials In Children
2012-07-04 10:32:47

Purdue Pharma, the maker of the widely-used, and equally-abused drug, OxyContin, is now looking to gain 6 extra months of patent protection with new clinical trials that could possibly see market of the drug to children.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.