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How accurate is pharmacogenetic testing?

Pharmacogenetics uses a patient's genetic profile to accurately predict a drug's efficacy, guide dosage and improve the safety of treatments. Depending on your genetic makeup, some medications may work faster or slower, or produce more or fewer side effects. The scientific field of pharmacogenetics, the link between your unique...

Worried about side effects of arthritis medications? Your DNA is the key to long-term safety of treatment

People with arthritis take medications to manage pain and stem disease progression. However, long-term use of these drugs poses risks of severe complications including tuberculosis, increased risk of leukemia, heart disease and bleeding. Here we describe how the science of pharmacogenetics can help to improve the safety of treatment...

Personalized medicine: Improved mental health treatment guided by DNA

A growing body of evidence indicates that personalized medicine, or treatment guided by your DNA, improves mental health outcomes. A recent randomized clinical trial confirms that Pillcheck pharmacogenetics-guided medication therapy accelerates recovery for patients with depression and anxiety. Finding the right depression treatment is often challenging Only 30% of people suffering...

Independent study shows Pillcheck improves treatment for depression and anxiety

A randomized controlled trial showed that people suffering from depression and anxiety recovered faster when their medications were optimized using Pillcheck pharmacogenetics testing (also known as pharmacogenomics or PGx testing). The study evaluated the impact of pharmacogenomics-guided prescribing versus standard antidepressant treatment of depression and anxiety in three large...

The role of pharmacogenetics for the benefits sponsor community

How COVID is forcing the accelerated evolution of health benefits services and the role of pharmacogenetics in helping plan members get the right medications to support recovery from a wide variety of pandemic-related health issues. Click the image below to read the full article or download the PDF. Benefits And Pensions...

GeneYouIn and Canada Life broaden access to pharmacogenetic testing

Pillcheck preferred retail pricing now available to all Canada Life health insurance customers January 7, 2021, Toronto, ON – GeneYouIn Inc., a leader in personalized medicine, today announced it is growing its relationship with Canada Life, a leading health insurer. The new deal will give preferred retail pricing to all...

Are benzodiazepines safe to take every day?

Are benzodiazepines safe? The answer is yes; benzodiazepines are safe when taken as directed over a short period of time. Benzodiazepines are a commonly prescribed type of tranquilizer. They help with moderating insomnia, panic, and anxiety or before minor surgery. How long can you take benzodiazepines safely? Do not plan on...

Pharmacogenetic tests: an effective decision support tool for prescribers

The concept of pharmacogenetics, that is, a link between genetic variations and drug response, is over 70 years old. The first paper on the topic was published in 1957 by Arno G Motulsky. Werner Kalow published the book “Pharmacogenetics. Heredity and the response to drugs” back in 1962. Since...

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