Protect Your Patients by Verifying What Kinds of Drugs are Safe for Their System and Proper Doseage Through PGX.
Pharmacogenetics (PGX) is the study of genetic variation that predicts how an individual will react to specific drugs. How we respond to medication is in large part determined by our genetic makeup. PGX Testing is a critical tool in determining which drugs will be most effective in various patients from every background, age and ethnicity. This test provides physicians with the valuable information they need BEFORE prescribing any drugs to their patients and answers two critical questions:
1. What kinds of drugs are safe to prescribe to that specific patient.
2. The correct dosage to prescribe based on their metabolism.
What is Pharmacogenetics?
- Pharmacogenetics (PGX) is the study of genetic variation that determines how individuals respond to specific drugs.
- It allows physicians to more accurately determine the right drug and dosage for the patient (avoid Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs))
- Becoming increasingly important for pain treatment and psychotropic and cardiac drug dose management.
Knowing this valuable information helps physicians prescribe the correct drug and dosage to avoid adverse drug reactions. Overdose is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. PGX testing provides evidence-based, actionable data that creates a personalized perspective for clinicians.
PGX testing is a completely safe and inexpensive way of providing evidence-based, actionable data that creates a personalized plan for physicians and patients.
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Employing DNA drug sensitivity testing to screen medications before they are consumed is a much smarter and safer approach and is a tremendous benefit for everyone.
Statistics on Adverse Drug Events:
- In the US there are over 2.2 million severe drug reactions EACH YEAR.
- 82% of American adults take at least one medication and 29% take five or more.
- Adverse Drug Events (ADE) cause over 700,000 emergency department visits each year.
- Over 100,000 people die each year due to Adverse Drug Events.
- Nearly 120,000 patients each year need to be hospitalized for further treatment.
- 4th leading cause of death. Ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents and automobile deaths.