There are thousands of cases of adverse drug reactions every year. Many are caused by accidental or intentional misuse of prescribed medications. Other’s are caused by how an individual’s body metabolizes prescription medication. Most Physicians prescribe medication based off clinical experience. Doctors do revert to the trial and error method but do take into account things such as patient allergies when considering a medication. Pharmacogenetic testing can help with this issue. Doctors and patients can predict how a specific medication will interact with a patient by running a simple saliva test prior to the prescription be given.
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