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What is the role of pharmaceuticals in medical care?

Joane Goodroe
Nursing
Pharmaceuticals play an important role in medical care. Their role includes research and production of medications that treat illness and prevent illness. Some of the greatest advances in medicine have been through the development of new drugs. Some examples are vaccines, antibiotics, drugs to treat all types of cancer, and clot-busting drugs.

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