United Press International
December 30, 2008
U.S. researchers talk about how for some people, the popular medicines out there just don’t do the trick. Their genes don’t want to cooperate with the medicine prescribed. Personalized medicine would be able to solve this problem by making it so that a certain person could be subscribed with medicine that has much better performance because it’s formulated just for them.
“One size fits all” medicines that don’t work for everyone shows the need for personalized medicine. One obstacle in the path is that it will take years to fully develop this. Another is that drug and insurance companies may refuse to cooperate with the tests involved in doing this.
The development of personalized medicine will do away with the frustrations caused by medicines that seem to just not work. It would be a great advancement in the field of medicine.
James Karshina
February 27, 2009