2 doctors weighed in:

What are the current thoughts on phage therapy in the american medical mainstream? Will phage therapies be important parts of future trtmnt. Strats?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Under Study

Phage therapy is in phase 1 and 2 trials and in use in non-human applications.
It is possible that it may be available in the future, but the two major hurdles that i see would be: 1) it is hard to patent living organisms, so it would be hard for companies to make money and 2) most uses require a combination of bacteriophage and the fda may have issues with that. Even so, cure rates are 50%.

In brief: Under Study

Phage therapy is in phase 1 and 2 trials and in use in non-human applications.
It is possible that it may be available in the future, but the two major hurdles that i see would be: 1) it is hard to patent living organisms, so it would be hard for companies to make money and 2) most uses require a combination of bacteriophage and the fda may have issues with that. Even so, cure rates are 50%.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified,
26 years in practice
490K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors