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Dr. Julie Johnson

Read about Julie Johnson, Pharm.D., in the March 2010 issue.

Clinical Pharmacist
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Finding the best medicine to treat high blood pressure is usually a trial-and-error process. The delay in getting it right can be frustrating and even dangerous for patients.

Julie Johnson hopes to speed things up, using a person's genetics to quickly identify the drug therapy that will work best for that person. The ultimate goal is to enable doctors to tailor prescriptions of high blood pressure drugs—and also many other medicines—for each patient.

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