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2005-09-19 12:47:22

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - The first direct comparison of five schizophrenia drugs found that most newer treatments are no better than an older generic drug, despite their higher cost, a U.S. study released on Monday showed. The lone exception, Eli Lilly and Co.'s Zyprexa, may be better than the other medicines but users experienced dramatic weight gain and developed a higher risk of diabetes, the new study concluded. The drug is also the most expensive. The $44 million study,...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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