What is Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine?
Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is the study of how genes affect an individual’s response to medication. Personalized medicine takes a tailored approach to diagnosis and treatment based on the individual. We combine pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine and partner with the healthcare community to deliver paths to more efficient care worldwide.
Championing the power of genetic science and testing through personalized medicine, we leverage the power of PGx to ensure you are only taking the medications that work for you.
Did you know:
- Genes can influence a person’s response to medications
- The safety and efficacy of more than 200 prescription medications are known to be affected by a person’s genes
- On average, people aged 45 and older take four prescription medications daily
- People 65-69 years old take an average of 14 prescriptions per year
- About one-fifth of prescriptions given to elderly patients are inappropriate
- Adverse reactions are responsible for 32,000 hip fractures per year and 28% of re-hospitalizations