Archive for March 2015

Saving healthcare dollars with DNA

Question: I take several prescribed drugs and I’m having negative side effects. My neighbor is being prescribed the same drugs and he’s just fine. Why wouldn’t a drug created to treat a specific problem work as intended? Answer: You are correct to rationalize that if a drug is designed to fight a certain illness, it…

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Testing Breast Milk for Misbehavior

Question: I left my girlfriend because of her drug habit. We have a newborn child together and I’m concerned that she is continuing the drug use and endangering our child through her breast milk. Can you test breast milk for drugs? Answer: Most drugs of abuse readily pass into human breast milk and can be…

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