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December 8, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 49
December 8, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 49
Amid healthy sales and bountiful approvals, a pricing conundrum impedes patient access to medicines in 2014
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 11-17)
Science & Technology
Driven by materials chemistry, today’s masks provide ever-broader respiratory protection (pp. 34-38)
ACS News
Retiring ACS executive director and CEO looks back on 24-year career at the society (pp. 43-44)
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Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explores the molecular basis of holiday smells
Website highlights the science behind the unusual objects amassed by chemist T. Ross Kelly
Driven by materials chemistry, today’s masks provide ever-broader respiratory protection
(pp. 34-38)

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