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Space drug store created at 'U'
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to deliver in-flight medical care.
Two crew members from each 90-
day mission will be trained in
emergency medical care.
For Lloyd, the pharmacy is a+
challenge, and a fun project outside
his daily routine.
"It's a real tickle," he said in his
faint Texan drawl. Lloyd, a native+
of Detroit, studied at the University+
of Houston for five years.
LLOYD and his partner in the
project, Bill Martin, who is the
clinical coordinator of pharmacy
services in cardiology at Harper-
Grace Hospitals in Detroit, recently
were flown by NASA up to 32,000
feet and zero gravity to test the
ability of powders to mix into
liquids. Powders are the most
practical and stable way to transport
pharmaceuticals in space.
"It was an absolute tickle. I got
to float and do all the things that
I'm positive everybody wishes they
could do at least once," Lloyd said.
"When you're exposed to zero
gravity for the first time, other than
getting sick, there's a sensation that
everything you perceive is upside-
down. It was extremely queer that
you had to concentrate on
pretending that everything is right-
side-up," he said.
Lloyd and Martin became
involved in the project while they
were studying at Houston.
They both earned their doctorate
in pharmacy (called "Pharm D" by
candidates) at Wayne State
University, and met each other
"when Chuck gave a lecture on
Paraquat poisoning," which people
get from smoking Marijuana.
Martin said, "I gave him some
The Pharm D is meant to work
in conjunction with an M.D.,
Lloyd said. "That's what the
Pharmaceutical Doctorate is all
about: being able to understand
medical literature and medical data
and put it in a form that we can
turn around and give the most
efficient drnw data hack and he
good confidant to a physician,'
IN 1984, Martin and Lloyd
worked together on several projects
at the University of Houston, and
eventually got picked by NASA to
work on the Space Station.
Martin said he and Lloyd are
perfect complements for the work
they do. "We work very well
together as a team: I'm creative, and
then I lose interest, and I stop, but
Chuck picks up the ball and pushes
it forward and gets results, but then
he stops - he's not interested in
the data and results - and that's
where I come in again," Martin
The two of them have created
special pharmacy-related projects in
Houston. Just before they both left
Houston, they, set up a program to
teach 20,000 people cardio-
pulmonary resuscitation and
encourage them to donate their
blood in exchange for concert
tickets. They also put together
a pharmacy game resembling
Trivial Pursuit to raise money for
the American Society of Hospital
Pharmacies, Martin said.
"Crazy things, we do a lot of
crazy things," Martin said.
LLOYD has only been in Ann
Arbor for a year and a half, and is
still adjusting to the new
"I wish I had a lot more (spare
time). I came back here after five
years of being in Texas, and if you
ask me where a good restaurant is,
I'll tell you where it is in Houston.
I've been back now about a year and
a half, so Ann Arbor is reasonably
"Being single I've got to start a
social life, and I'm focusing toward
making a change. And I finally
took up running, a sport I always
thought was insane. This year is
my big year to start doing some of
the runs," Lloyd said.
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State Senate boosts speed limit
LANSING - The Michigan Senate voted yesterday to boost the speed
limit on rural interstates to 65 mph, trim the penalty for speeding on
some other highways and outlaw radar detectors.
The final 25-8 vote came after a surprise shift against letting
Michigan motorists keep their radar detectors. Just last week senators
balked a ban. But yesterday, by a 20-11 margin, they agreed the devices
should be illegal.
"I think we should be serious about enforcing the speed limit," said
Sen. Vernon Ehglers. The Grand Rapids Republican led the fight ;to
outlaw radar detectors.
Sen. George Hart (D-Dearborn) condemned radar detectors as tools "for
the white-collar law breaker - the legislators, the traveling salesmen ...
Shame on them for buying that equipment for the purpose of breaking
Reagan threatens to tear down
WASHINGTON - President Reagan promised quick action
yesterday to prevent "further damage to our national security" from a
sex and spy scandal in Moscow and suggested that the unfinished, $191
million U.S. Embassy there will be torn down if it cannot be protected
He declared that the Soviets will not be allowed to move into their
new embassy on a Washington hilltop until Americans occupy a new
embassy in Moscow.
The new U.S. facility under construction in Moscow is due for;
completion in 1989, but there are reports it already is riddled with
Pope speaks to Argentinians
VIEDMA, Argentina - Pope John Paul II yesterday called for fairer
distribution of Argentina's natural bounty, advised gauchos and
farmworkers not to migrate to the cities and told Indians to defend their
He also heard an outspoken local bishop imply this country's
Roman Catholic establishment did not do enough to defend human
rights during a 1976-1983 military regime that tortured and killed
thousands of suspected opponents.
In Viedma, on the northern edge of the vast patagonian scrubland;
the pontiff encouraged development of the nearly empty region.
"Take advantage of the natural resources of this region ... so as to
achieve ever more human living conditions and populate more and more
of this extensive area," he said from an outdoor platform surrounded by
sagebrush near the airport.
Cold cash keeps ex-cons out
of prison, 'U' study says
ANN ARBOR - Cold cash succeeds where gentle persuasion and
hard lockups fail in keeping ex-convicts from returning to jail, a
University of Michigan study found.
David Rauma, a sociologist at the University, and Richard Berk,
sociologist at the University of California-Santa Barbara, found a
California program providing weekly payments to ex-offenders cut by
11 percent the number who returned to crime.
"Newly released prisoners are strapped for money," Rauma and Berk
said. "Getting a job is tough for them because ex-offenders have poor
work histories, few marketable skills and are stigmatized.
Snickering southerners send
steer semen statute to Senate
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennesse House snickered and made.
"moo" sounds over a bill to exampt bull semen from the state sales tax,
but decided to approve it without too much discussion.
Some representitives even wore stickers saying, "Don't Tax the
Climax" as the house voted 94-0 Monday to sendthe bill to the Senate.
Rep. Ruth Robinson was forced to bring her bill to the floor when
several representatives objected to passing it on the consent calendar -,
a listing of nills that are not considered controversial and are approved
on one vote without individual discussion.
"It seems there were some members who want to hear this bill
discussed," Robinson said.
Rep. Shelby Rhinehart was booed when he moved for an immediate'
vote without discussion, but his motion prevailed and the bill was
Robinson, whose bill was on behalf of the Tennessee Farm Bureau,
said it was intended to keep dairy and beef products fromm being tx
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