By Susan Buckles
We at the Center for Individualized Medicine have big dreams for our patients. One of our aspirations is that all Mayo Clinic patients could get genetic testing to find the safest, most effective medication for them. It’s known as pharmacogenomics – tapping your unique genetic makeup to find precise therapies that work best with the way your body processes medication.
So, this year, our big push is to help doctors, nurses, pharmacists and all Mayo’s medical staff gain the tools they need to bring pharmacogenomics to every patient’s bedside. This comes at a time when testing is getting faster and more cost effective.
Why is Mayo leading this effort? Eric Matey, Pharm.D., R.Ph., offers great insights into why this drug-gene testing is so important in this article that appeared in The Huffington Post.
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