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Genelex Corporation Rolls Out Lifesaving DNA Healthcare System
Date:9/12/2012

SEATTLE, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new medical test system announced today by Genelex Corporation could save thousands of lives and reduce annual healthcare costs by hundreds of millions of dollars by preventing adverse reactions to prescribed and over-the-counter drugs.

"YouScript is the most comprehensive prescription drug management system ever created, able to clearly define what drugs and combinations of drugs a person should – and should not – be prescribed, not only for safety but for effectiveness," says Genelex CEO and YouScript creator Howard Coleman. "The YouScript personalized prescribing system is especially useful for patients taking multiple prescriptions – many American take six, eight or more medicines concurrently."

The test reads the ability of an individual to process or metabolize prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs by liver enzymes. Results last a lifetime. "Once a test is completed, the results can be used every time a change in medication is considered," Coleman says. DNA is easily collected by a cheek swab, followed by lab analysis. The YouScript drug sensitivity test results are then analyzed by a sophisticated, proprietary software program and reviewed by a team of licensed Washington state pharmacists.

Currently, prescribing is based on "best guess" science that anticipates the likelihood of adverse reaction for a hypothetical average person. However, for more than 180,000 Americans who fall outside that range annually, the results are fatal. For millions of others, reactions can range from uncomfortable to debilitating. "Genotyping patients for their ability to metabolize many of the most commonly prescribed drugs at the beginning of their therapies and determining how they mix with other medications can be life saving," Coleman says.

Coleman stresses it is not just about the ability to process a drug safely. Until now, achieving a patient's optimal dose was a matter of t
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