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Rx to the Rescue

When pharmacists take part in patient care, patients fare better--and their care costs less

rx recsue 617x347 Marie Chisholm-Burns, a professor at the University of Arizona's College of Pharmacy, discusses the value of involving pharmacists in patient care.

Recent research has revealed what those in the pharmacy and healthcare fields have long known: patients do better when they involve their pharmacist in their treatment plan.

That comes as no surprise to Marie Chisholm-Burns, whose painstaking research helped quantify the role of pharmacists in patients' care and recovery. She shares her findings and their potential impact on the human and economic health of the nation.

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