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For people with compromised lung function—including critically ill patients who cannot breathe on their own and those with cystic fibrosis—a Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection can be deadly. Fortunately, two scientists working across the country from one another joined forces to develop a molecule that prevents the toxic effects of this dangerous organism.
For every dollar spent on prescriptions drugs, another dollar is spent curbing drug "misadventures," according to J. Lyle Bootman, one of the nation's top pharmacists. But now, thanks to the professionals at the Medication Management Center, a service developed at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, millions of dollars—and patients—will be spared the consequences of drug-related mishaps.
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