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DNA tests can determine if a drug is suitable for a patient

A company in Seattle is now offering DNA tests which can ascertain a person's likely response to a variety of medications including Prozac, Celebrex and Vioxx. The tests determine if a person is likely to have an adverse reaction to a drug or long term negative effects. It also determines if the drug is likely to be ineffective. This information can be utilized by physicians to prescribe the most beneficial medication for a patient. The full range test costs about $600 but some health insurances will cover this.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Komo TV

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About: DNA tests can determine if a drug is suitable for a patient

Date: 7 January 2005

Source: Komo TV

URL: http://www.komotv.com/healthwatch/story.asp?ID=34706

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