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Extensive Scientific Data Supports the Clinical Validity of Pharmacogenomic Testing for Predicting Patient Response to Psychiatric Medications
Date:10/28/2013

understanding variations in these same genes leads to better treatment decisions and better patient outcomes," said C. Anthony Altar, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer of Assurex Health and lead author.   

"The review of these clinical and scientific data clearly reinforces the benefits of pharmacogenomic testing in aiding medication selection and augmenting patient responses to antidepressant and antipsychotic medications. Use of pharmacogenomic testing leads to earlier identification of optimal treatment protocols for individual patients," said Assurex Health CEO James S. Burns.  "The question is no longer whether pharmacogenomic testing is ready for routine clinical use; rather, how to make it available earlier in the course of patient treatment to improve patient outcomes."   
  
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The authors conducted a systematic literature review to assess whether pharmacokinetic (PK) or pharmacodynamic (PD) responses to 26 commonly prescribed antidepressant and antipsychotic medications, including efficacy or side effects, are associated with nucleotide polymorphisms in eight commonly studied genes in psychiatric pharmacotherapy.  Of the 294 publications reviewed, a majority showed significant associations between polymorphisms and patient response to psychotropic medications.  In many cases, a lack of association was traced to inappropriate comparisons between a medication and the gene being evaluated.  The findings showed that combinatorial pharmacogenomic tests can help predict genetically appropriate medication choices and improve patient outcomes.      

*Authors of the article are: C. Anthony Altar, Ph.D., John Hornberger, M.D., M.S., Ashwini Shewade, M.S., M.Sc., Victor Cruz, B.S., Jill Garrison, M.S
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