THE RIGHT MEDICATION WITH THE RIGHT DOSE THE VERY 1ST TIME

What is it?

It is the study of the Genetic difference in metabolic pathways which affect Individual responses to drugs, both in terms of therapeutic affect as well as adverse effects (how genetics influence a patient’s response to medications)

Why Utilize PGx Testing?

  • Precision prescribing is better medicine than “Trial and Error Prescribing
  • Decrease ADE’s (Adverse Drug Events)
  • Less hospitalizations as a result of ADE’s
  • Promotes Healthcare savings
  • Covered by Medicare and most commercial payers

Who is already using (or teaching) PGx Testing?

  • Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess
  • Vanderbilt
  • Georgetown Medical School
  • Stanford University – Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine
  • Scripps-Howard
  1. Columbia Presbyterian
  2. Weill Cornell Precision Medical Institute
  3. NIH & FDA
  4. Drug Manufactures – Tailored Therapeutics
  5. Cardiology & Anesthesiology Boards

PGx Testing Finds:

The RIGHT DRUG

At the RIGHT DOSE

For the RIGHT PATIENT

THE VERY FIRST TIME!

Pharmacogenetics (PGx) Test Report

Comprehensive and Informative

The point of personalized medicine is to develop better efficacy, better outcomes, fewer adverse effects and lower systemic cost.

Dr. Edward Abrahams
Personalized Medicine Coalition – The Boston Globe
January 25, 2010

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