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   Posted 1/19/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
are anything but that. some of us receive infusions of whos knows what. your temp and blood pressure and some questions(subjective ones) are able to let the docs determine the meds are working? it seems that most doctors are hesitant to send people for blood testing. i always thought these companies would be alittle more anal about collecting data the right way. how about some protein tests, not done at random, but every single time. some say  "that would cost too much." to them i say how much do lawsuits run when you mess up a medication? i am higly disapointed in the professionalism of the reasearch and developement on new drugs
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   Posted 1/19/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
My Daughter has blood taken before every Remicade infusion. Granted, probably not every good thing is being tested because it is Expensive and if Insurance Company deems it Not Necessary then patient gets stuck with the Bill for what Insurance refuses to pay. I am all for thorough bloodwork every so often. While my Daughter was still under my Insurance her GP did a really good blood workup which we agreed to and I got stuck for a $300+ bill of what Insurance wouldn't pay.

You have to remember that the tests you talk about were probably done while a particular med was still in clinical trials or at least I hope so. Granted, not 100% fool proof down the line for some patients once FDA approves the med for use, but no one can predict 100% how a particular patient will respond to a med at the beginning or even in the middle time frame of using it.
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