ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression

Research on Astaxanthin Demonstrates Significant Whole Body Benefits

Humans have three times more brown body fat

Nutrients Boost Stem Cell Function

B12 Proven Essential for Every Cell

Soy isoflavones may benefit breast cancer patients

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

 
Print Page
Email Article

Promising News for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Sufferers: Personal Drug Profiles Based on Genetic Make-up

  [ 421 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By News Release • www.ProHealth.com • April 10, 2000


In [last] week's BMJ, Wolf from the ICRF Pharmacology Unit at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, and Smith from the Imperial College School of Medicine, review the rapid progress of pharmacogenetics - the prescription of drugs according to an individual's genetically determined response to them.

The authors discuss how pharmacogenetic testing will substantially cut hospital treatment for adverse drug reactions, currently thought to account for one in every 15 admissions. Although not widespread in the UK, pharmacogenetic testing is being used in some teaching hospitals and academic centres and has been used in Scandinavia for some time. At the moment, it is most widely used to help tailor drugs and doses for the treatment of psychiatric illness, but is also being developed for cancer treatments.

The ability to predict genetic variability in drug response has been facilitated by non-invasive DNA tests, which require only a small sample of tissue -- such as blood from a finger prick or cells from a mouth wash -- together with a better understanding of the way in which drugs work, say the authors. Although they caution that we are some way off from a DNA chip that General Practitioners could use to identify a total drug sensitivity profile for each patient, pharmacogenetics should enable the design of new drugs that are safer and more effective for particular groups of people. "One day it may be considered unethical not to carry out such tests routinely to avoid exposing individuals to doses of drugs that could be harmful to them," they conclude.

Contacts:

Professor Roland Wolf, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Molecular Pharmacology Unit, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee e-mail rooney@icrf.icnet.uk, or Professor Robert Smith, Imperial College School of Medicine, London c/o Hotel Armada, Istanbul.

Source: Eureka Alert



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® FibroSleep™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle
The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health
Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract
Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health with Omega-7 Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health with Omega-7
Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map