In this video, Dr. Altman gives an introduction to pharmacogenomics and explains to the patients how their genetic information can be used to guide prescribing decisions to lower the side effects and improve the efficacy of the drugs they are using now and in the future.
“If we can bring pharmacogenomics to the frontlines of medicine, I think we have a better chance of managing health instead of disease," said Dr. Altman. "This is where Precision Health is a powerful idea, where we’re trying to keep people out of the system by giving them the minimum medication at the right time and not having their disease progress, get worse and become chronic diseases”.
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