The Drug Safety Tools of the Future
When it comes to making drugs safer, cheaper, and more effective, few fields have shown more promise than molecular diagnostics. But the full potential of this revolutionary area of medical research has yet to be reached, not because of technological barriers — although they do exist — but because of serious flaws in how molecular diagnostics research is paid for and regulated.
Personalizing the Treatment
Molecular diagnostics is a way of making disease treatment more personalized. By performing a series of genetic tests on each of their patients, physicians are better able to achieve the “four rights” of good treatment: the right medicine for the right patient, in the right dose, at the right time. As a result, patients receive more effective treatment and avoid…