three-item "both"

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Fri May 11 22:34:44 UTC 2007

Probably a revision error (there are one or two other evidences of
haste in the article, such as "a charge that not require prosecutors
to show knowledge of intent"), but perhaps a symptom of a seeming
vogue for "both":

"they marketed and promoted OxyContin as a drug that was both less
addictive, less subject to abuse and less likely to cause other
narcotic side effects than other pain medications."

James Harbeck.

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