pharmacogenomics to personalize drug therapy based on a person's genes

See new information from the FDA regarding clearing a genetic lab test for warfarin sensitivity

You'll hear more about using pharmacogenomics to personalize drug therapy based on a person's genes.

Race is sometimes used to predict a person's response to a drug. This is based on the ASSUMPTION that members of a race share genetic similarities.

BiDil (isosorbide and hydralazine), for example, is now the first drug approved for a specific race...treating heart failure in African Americans.

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