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  The Music Pharmacist  CT News at 14:55 on 30 March 2009

Vera Brandes, the director of the research program in music and medicine at the Paracelsus Private Medical University in Salzburg, Austria calls herself "the first musical pharmacologist.” She is developing medication in the form of music, dispensed as a prescription. To market the product line, she helped found Sanoson (, a company that also designs custom music systems for medical facilities.

“We are preparing for the launch of our therapies in Germany and Austria in the fall of 2009,” she said, “and are anticipating the U.S. launch in 2010.”

The music is all original, composed by Brandes and two anonymous composers.

Read more of the NY Times article:
Composing Concertos in the Key of Rx