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    Long-Term Release Pill Attaches to GI tract, Resists Being Pulled Away
    Wed, 04/06/2016 - 3:43pm by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office
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    Such extended-release pills could be used to reduce the dosage frequency of some drugs, the researchers say. For example, antibiotics that normally have to be taken two or three times a day could be given just once, making it easier for patients to stick to their dosing schedule.

    “This could be adapted to many drugs. Any drug that is dosed frequently could be amenable to this kind of system,” says Giovanni Traverso, a research affiliate at MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research,


     

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