January 9th, 2010

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Joe Liberman has a lot of people ticked off

There's a lot of hate directed at him out there on the internet right now. Only one in four Connecticut voters approves of him. Among Democrats, 81% disapprove. Chris Murphy is getting ready to run against him. And he is being treated with disrespect on the floor of the house. What I find interesting is that it's really hard to find out what he is actually supporting, because everybody is so mad at him that he's being shut down like Ron Paul usually is. What if he's right? It's not popular to stand against a gang of politicians who think they are going to get their way.
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Pharmacogenetics: for $600 you can learn how you metabolize drugs

GENETIC TESTING COULD PREVENT ADVERSE DRUG EFFECTS
more than 50% of pts have variations in 8-10 liver enzymes that affect drug metabolism
Mayo Clinic psychiatry and psychology dept has used genetic testing x2yrs
other clinics and departments are catching on
varying enzyme levels affect how long drug stays in system, how much it builds up with dosing
or how much levels dip between doses
pts who are unresponsive to their meds, or have bad reactions to meds, will be interested in this
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