New Guide Provides Insight into Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

Lexi-Comp Inc's PharmacogenomicsHandbook is designed to inform physiciansand pharmacists about the emergingscience of genetic profiling in drugtherapy. The reference guide offers anintroduction to pharmacogenetic principlesand identifies genetic factors thatmay influence drug disposition and/orsensitivity. The publication also identifieskey polymorphisms—mutationsthat happen in a tiny percentage of thepopulation—that could seriously affectdrug therapies and put a patient inmedical danger. An individual's DNAmay have specific effects on pharmacologicactivities—for example, alteringdrug metabolism or changing sensitivityto a drug's action at a given concentration.

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