Surviving Healthcare Today
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Surviving Healthcare Today: Adverse Drug Reactions, Ultra-Rapid Metabolizers

December 13, 201651 min
Guests: Drew London and Tammy Steadman, 3RX, a medical consulting and pathology solutions company. Topic: Reducing adverse drug events through advanced genomic testing. We know that "one size doesn't fit all", so how can the only factors in medication dosage be weight and drug interaction alone? Adverse drug reactions are a common cause of patient morbidity and mortality. For example, respiratory depression and death have occurred in children who received codeine after a tonsillectomy, if they are ultra-rapid metabolizers. Genetic testing can highlight drug sensitivity and save lives, if used before administration of the medication. Host: Chris Jerry, www.emilyjerryfoundation.org.

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