The New York Times—May 15, 2017
The New York Times featured a story on the body building an immunity and producing antibodies to prescription medication. Antibodies are created by the immune system to attack foreign substances.
Mary K. Crow, MD, physician-in-chief and chair of Rheumatology at HSS, discussed the likeliness of the immune system creating antibodies against prescription drugs.
"Once a drug is approved and out in the market, it is pretty rare that a clinician would measure antibodies," said Dr. Crow. "There is no commercially available test."
Antibodies directed against a particular drug can neutralize its effects in the body.
Read the full article at NYTimes.com. This article also appeared in the May 16, 2017 print edition.