Variability in drug efficacy and drug safety is a leading challenge in current clinical practice
82% of American adults take at least one medication, and 29% take 5 or more1
700,000 emergency department visits and 117,000 hospitalizations are due to adverse drug events annually2
$3.5 billion is spent on extra medical costs for adverse drug events annually3
At least 40% of costs for adverse drug events (in nonhospital settings) are estimated to be preventable3
Help predict a patient’s medical and pharmaceutical response
Pharmacogenomics is an important tool in helping to understand how patients metabolize medications based on their DNA, and it is a pillar in the personalized medicine movement.