Precision medicine is an innovative approach to prevent and treat diseases by taking into account the individual distinction between genetic make-up, lifestyle, and environment of an individual. It is sometimes also known as personalized medicine. This approach enables the healthcare providers to enhance treatment, avoid negative drug reaction, monitor administration of drug, and focus on prevention or early intervention whenever required. This approach enables providers to gather data about the molecular mechanisms of an individual being tested, which further enables researchers to develop targeted therapies and preventive strategies.
by Supratik Paul, AVP Research
The topic of healthcare has been a sensitive one and it is in the limelight again in the current times as people are actively involved in providing healthcare benefits to every person sans their financial status. From the struggle of saving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) in the U.S. from repealing to providing basic healthcare to the poverty-ridden people in the third world countries through the U.N. aid, healthcare has always held a prominent place in people's lives as well as politics.