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Childhood Leukemia Drug In Seriously Short Supply
2012-02-15 11:48:04

Methotrexate, a lifesaving drug used to treat childhood leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis, is in such short supply that hospitals across the country fear supplies could be exhausted in just a few weeks, leaving thousands of children at risk, health officials say. Despite looming fears, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this week that the shortage should ease before hospitals run out. But drug makers are giving few details about how they will find a long-term solution. The...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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