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Pharmacists needed in Haiti according to UCSF students

The call for medical teams to help the victims of the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti should include pharmacists, according to UCSF student pharmacists Michelle Tadano and Ben Greener. "As medication specialists, pharmacists are needed to identify the numerous problems that arise when patients require diverse therapies, including those used to treat infection and control pain," they write in a letter to the editor published in the January 16, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle.

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Letters: Lessons from Haiti's Quake, Send Pharmacists

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