NPR blogs about new pain medications and pain relief study

September 29th, 2011

The NPR blog posted information from a recent study that discovered that specific pain medications had different effects on different people. Therefore suggesting that the pain medication that works for one person may not be as effective for another. This discovery points to a unique correlation between pain and genetics, in which pain relief and pain severity are both heavily influenced by the personal genetic makeup of an individual. As Dr. Perry Fine states in the blog post “Human beings, person to person to person, are very different in the way they respond to drugs, and one size does not fit all”, which describes the same conclusion that researchers discovered during the research study.

A link to the blog post is available below:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/09/26/140705557/when-it-comes-to-pain-relief-one-size-doesnt-fit-all

 

 

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