Pharmacist who invented ibuprofen dies at 95

Stewart Adams, PhD, a pioneering pharmacist who discovered ibuprofen, died Jan. 30 at age 95, according to BBC News.

Dr. Adams studied pharmacy at the University of Nottingham and received his PhD in pharmacology at University of Leeds, both in England. He joined the research department at Boots Pure Drug Co. in 1952, where he spent 10 years working on drug trials for ibuprofen.

The drug was approved for use by prescription in the U.K. in 1969. By 1983, ibuprofen was readily available to patients over the counter.

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