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The rising cost of cancer medications is a huge concern for
patients who are worried they will not be able to afford the
medications that will keep them alive. Drug shortages and sole
source suppliers cause prices to go up so there is a monumental
need for a process that can create medications quickly and
That’s where Purdue University Department of Chemistry
Professor David H. Thompson and his team come in.
that saves lives.
Dr. Thompson’s team has created a process that can quickly produce
medications like Lomustine that are on the drug shortage list or
have experienced rapid price increases. Because the entire process
can operate continuously and requires no more space than a typical
refrigerator, this technology can create enough medication to lower
the costs of sole supplier drugs and improve the availability of those
on the shortage list.
For more information about this discovery:
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