Effective medicine metrics increase trust among consumers. The general public will always rely on manufactured medicines to alleviate and cure illnesses and ailments. If this is our point of reference, what makes the medicines manufactured a guaranteed answer in curing and alleviating such illnesses and ailments? Well, of course we can say extensive research will probably be the most solid proof that these medicines distributed can really help the general public. But asking anyway, do we really know if this is indeed so? Are the manufacturers really telling the truth about everything regarding their medicines? We can only hope so.
If metrics for medicine standards were set, these would consequently decrease the incidence of people getting sick. This is because the metrics will enforce distribution of only high quality medicine. And as the chain reaction goes, high quality medicines will be able to cure sick people more thoroughly. People will no longer have to take medications for long periods of time just to be cured. Starting with people getting cured right away, a society having a healthier populace will eventually be more productive. Overall, at one point the efficacy of medicines due to the standards they have to go through before getting distributed to the public will definitely affect the society as well.
And since the ratio of medical personnel to the general public is becoming larger each year, doctors will be dependent on medicines more than ever. In order to accommodate more patients, they will just need to diagnose each patient as fast as they can. With fewer individuals needing medical help, doctors will not have to hurry and rush patients. Consequently, patients can be checked and diagnosed better. Many things can be responsible for having healthier citizens. It can be that people have been educated properly about how to stay healthy or it could also be because of the medicines they take whenever they get sick.
Effective medicines also mean stronger medicines in terms of their potency. And sometimes, having too strong a medication can lead to many unknown side effects. Knowing this possibility, it means that having effective medicine is not really enough. There should also be balance here because even if the medicines are highly effective, there should also be fewer chances of people getting side effects by taking these medicines.
Looking at the big picture and gathering facts, it is true that effective medicine helps improve a society in many aspects. This could be in terms of the overall health of the people, the industrialization and improvement of the economy, and so much more. It is also true that highly effective medicines can cause side effects. Therefore, to be truly able to help people, developing medicine that is highly effective yet does not cause side effects is the ultimate answer. Technology is a given for we already have it. The only thing lacking is the implementation of quality metrics that will serve as standards that will make highly effective medicines free from side effects. This is why appropriate medicine metrics would be very useful.