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Should medical research embrace racial differences in treatment efficacy?
Assuming that all treatment and medicine prescribed from this research have undergone thorough testing and are supported by evidence, this could lead to greater time efficiencies and reduced costs for the medical world.
A greater knowledge of appropriate forms of treatment means a patient has to undergo less testing to determine the correct treatment path, and consequently can start that treatment earlier.
Additional waiting times, due to a lack of knowledge of the correct form of treatment, can increase
of care as the patient may need additional treatment as their disease has been left untreated.
Severe testing would also take a lot of time and
cost a lot of money
, so the net benefit of any race-based medicine or treatment may be zero.
Results from such 'thorough' testing and gathered data are likely to be unreliable given how common it is for clinical trials with race-based medicine, such as these, to contain
wrong or falsified data.
Therefore race-based medical research is not likely to yield greater time efficiency and reduced cost.