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  • adj. Alternative form of life-saving.
  • n. The act of saving a life, especially from drowning.


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  • Drug advocates accused critics of Prozac of taking away a "lifesaving" treatment from depressed patients.

    Dr. Peter Breggin: FDA Warns that Paxil Makes Depressed Adults Suicidal

  • It was hoping to send a small replacement team to the town to continue what it called its "lifesaving" work there.

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  • And that's the kind of lifesaving potential it has, Carol.

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  • A professional league in basketball will also be revived later this year whilst other codes such as lifesaving has now been fully unified and a Transformation Monitoring Committee is in place to ensure progress in this regard.

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  • The authors concluded, "… active biological treatments, such as ECT, may not be deemed as 'lifesaving' now as in the past."


  • Pricing antiretroviral drugs and other "lifesaving" medications based on a country's gross national ...


  • In 2007, he told CBS News that the CIA's harsh interrogation program, which included waterboarding on at least three prisoners, produced "lifesaving" intelligence. perhaps the Presidency has been weakened far too much and maybe some of those Bush Administration interrogation procedures aren't that bad and should be kept around by Team Obama.


  • Oh. background to the background: Long before any astro-turf political freakshows started calling such a sane, thoughtful and ultimately kind activity by the insane name of "death panel", both my parents created medical powers of attorney and advanced directives to spell out what kind of lifesaving heroic measures they did not want performed on them, When The Time Came.

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  • While the positive response was overwhelming, the representative sample of 505 people were not asked if they wanted the coverage to come at the expense of the basket of health services, such as lifesaving and life-extending medications and technologies.

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  • Meanwhile, in Gaza, medical professionals are engaged in a different kind of lifesaving Olympics.

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