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Neely Carlton: Patient’s Voice in Pharmaceutical Development

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The processes for development, approval, and regulation of new drugs and medical treatments were created to protect and ultimately benefit patients. Even so, patients have not typically had ways to provide direct input. Neely Carlton began her legal and political career in 1994 when, at age 25, she became the youngest ever-elected State Senator in Mississippi history. A frequent speaker and writer on advocacy, she was recently featured in Recovery Campus Magazine regarding ways individuals can get involved in public policy.