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The Use of Genetics in Guiding Therapy

PGx Biomarkers in Drug Labels

Slide 3

June 2012

Pharmacogenomics can play an important role in identifying responders and non-responders to medications, avoiding adverse events, and optimizing drug dose. Drug labels may contain information on genomic biomarkers and can describe for example: drug exposure and clinical response variability, risk for adverse events, genotype-specific dosing, mechanisms of drug action and polymorphic drug target and disposition genes.

PGx Biomarkers in Drug Labels


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