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Rx For Drug Toxicity: Medicine Made To Match Genetic Profile

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February 21, 2001
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University Of Michigan
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You say the antibiotic that cured your best friend's bladder infection made you break out in a full body rash? And the hormone therapy they used to shrink your father's prostate cancer made it grow instead? And the only drug that ever helped your irritable bowel syndrome was just taken off the market, because five people died from its side effects? Don't blame the drug, says Wendell Weber, M.D., Ph.D., a medical geneticist at the University of Michigan Medical School. The real problem is likely to be your genes.

SAN FRANCISCO --- You say the antibiotic that cured your best friend's bladder infection made you break out in a full body rash? And the hormone therapy they used to shrink your father's prostate cancer made it grow instead? And the only drug that ever helped your irritable bowel syndrome was just taken off the market, because five people died from its side effects?


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University Of Michigan. "Rx For Drug Toxicity: Medicine Made To Match Genetic Profile." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 February 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010221072041.htm>.
University Of Michigan. (2001, February 21). Rx For Drug Toxicity: Medicine Made To Match Genetic Profile. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010221072041.htm
University Of Michigan. "Rx For Drug Toxicity: Medicine Made To Match Genetic Profile." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010221072041.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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