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Monday, November 14, 2005

Drugs Don’t Work on Most People

If you look at your grocery newsstand you will see a free copy of the October issue of New Health: Holistic Approaches for Western/Central New York. In this issue, an article written by Steve Connor reports that the vice president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) admitted that drugs only work for a small portion of the population. The statistics show that 90% of drugs will help 30 or 50% of people. This may sound like a new revelation, but the pharmaceutical industry has known this for a long time.

Frustrated consumers have tried many types of prescribed drugs that did not give them the results they hoped for, had dangerous side effects, and were withdrawn from the market. It is sad how the same drugs continue to be prescribed by doctors even though patients continually report that their health conditions do not improve. The pharmaceutical industry is very good at promoting the "fashion of drug taking." Isn’t it the industry’s goal to sell as many drugs as possible? The more drugs we take the bigger profits they make.

GlaxoSmithKline is developing a "genetically friendly" type of drug line. Since current drugs only work for a small number of people, GSK is focusing on the genetic similarities in people who respond to specific drug therapies. They hope to predict how well a drug will work for someone with a certain genetic makeup. This is being touted as a new field of "pharmacigenomics," – drugs designed for genetic match-making.

While this may sound more promising because the drug companies truly want to see their products working well, the old adage that one cannot fool Mother Nature still rings true. Sometimes we are trying to the reinvent the wheel. At least the drug companies are trying to figure out why humans cannot be lumped into a one size fits all category. We are fortunate to have the option of natural health that focuses on proactive care rather reactive care. Proactive care still has safer outcomes, costs less and, puts the consumer in the driver seat. The educated consumer makes confident decisions. Avoid being an experiment. Take the time to educate yourself on wellness.

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