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Pharma scientists have power over sickness and health. They're the ones who come up medicines that can make the difference between life or death. Thanks to these scientists, people are living a heck of a lot longer than they used to, in part because of kick-ass medicines. Polio, tuberculosism, and AIDS had the wind knocked out of them by drugs pharma scientists helped develop.

Pharma scientists work hard and dream big. There's no rest for the weary. For them, the goal is to stamp out illness, one disease at a time. Alzheimer's, cancer, ALS, watch out. Pharma scientists are out to get you.