Are we ready for genetic testing in your doctors’ office? According to Dr. Mrazek, chair of psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic, pharmacogenomics will change how physicians prescribe medications.
Roche Diagnostics has developed the AmpliChip to help predict when a patient might react poorly to a particular drug. This test has been available for 2 years and can predict adverse reactions associated with antidepressants. So why haven’t we heard about this life-saving test? Read more…
The technology exists to protect patients from antidepressants that might cause harmful side effects. Why aren’t doctors using it? By Aaron Rowe….
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