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follow-on

follow-on  n.— «Me-too drugs, known in industry parlance as “follow-ons,” are pills that are similar to drugs already on the market and which treat the same disease.» —“‘Me-too’ prescription drugs win support in Tufts...

king

king  v.— «It was designed loosely on Picasso’s “Burial of Casagemas” painting, but I put a crown on the body, since in graffiti parlance, a “king” is an artist.» —“In a low-budget, spontaneous movie about the...

detailman

detailman  n.— «A “detailman” in industry parlance is one of the pharmaceutical business’ most effective foot soldiers. These salespeople visit doctors door-to-door, bringing free drug samples (and probably free lunch and other...

noload

noload  n.— «Since it took me about ten minutes to get down there, I knew from the start that the probability of a noload was high. A noload, by the way, is cab parlance for wasting the cab driver’s time by taking a hike before the cab...

angel

angel  n.— «In hospital parlance, those killed in action are known as angels. In last weekend’s suicide bombing, the dead and wounded came to the hospital. “We took care of angels and wounded on that one,” said Commander Lach...

pop

pop  v.— «He now has more cachet than David Letterman or Jay Leno. In the parlance of TV industry hacks, Stewart has “popped”—like a Roman candle.» —“Jon Stewart, seriously, here to stay” by Tim Goodman San...

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