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Ten Million for New B.U. Pharmacy School

In his State Budget Address Tuesday, Governor Cuomo will allocate  10 million dollars to begin developing  Binghamton University's School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy.
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"This is a growth field. The demand for pharmacists now that the Doctor of Pharmacy is required is growing," said BU President, Harvey Stenger.
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That Doctor of Pharmacy degree is the requirement to become a pharmacist in New York State. Currently the only pharmaceutical schools in the state are Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, and New York City. The closest  school to Binghamton...?
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"In Wilkes-Barre, PA. At Wilkes College. Which is odd because it's not even in our state. It's the closest one," said Stenger.
Stenger says the school will fill the void for pharmaceutical education in the Southern Tier. And may also draw businesses like drug and research companies to the area.
"What this is an opportunity for is, we're going to be able to bring in other companies that are going to want to be a part of this and they're going to want to actually establish themselves here," said Senator Tom Libous (R), 52nd District.
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The next step is to form a team to scout an off campus location for the school..
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"Putting this next to a major hospital obviously makes sense," said Libous.
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Stenger and Libous agree that the ideal location would be near Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City in place of vacant industrial buildings...
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"We have many buildings standing that need to come down," said Rose Sotak, Town of Union Supervisor.
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Another 50 million dollars will be needed to complete the construction. Future funding could come from more state money or campus construction funds. The Pharmacy School should  in see its first class in the fall of 2017.
At Binghamton University, Ayla Ferrone, Fox 40 HD News

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