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Restore Health Launches Pharmacogenetic Testing, Enhancing Its Suite of Personalized Medicine Goods and Services
Date:7/24/2014

MADISON, Wis., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Restore Health, a leading personalized medicine company that provides specialty and compounded pharmaceuticals, announced that it is now offering pharmacogenetics testing that provides drug sensitivity information unique to each individual based upon their particular genetic makeup. Comprehensive medication management is now possible by understanding the interaction between a patient's genetics and their entire drug regimen. 

"We're very excited to provide this new service to healthcare providers and their patients," said Matt Wanderer, CEO for Restore Health. "This test clearly defines what drugs and combinations of drugs a person should – and should not – be prescribed, and when a patient's custom medications should be custom compounded. It defines who you are in the most fundamental way. And because a person's genotype doesn't change through time, they only need to have the test done once."

The stakes are high: a 2009 report issued by the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) found that 1.1 million Americans die annually from adverse drug reactions and the cost to insurance companies and U.S. taxpayers amounts to more than $289 billion per year. 

"Any form of personalized medicine will likely include genetic testing," said Christine Shaw, Ph.D., Director of Genomics for Restore Health. Dr. Shaw also serves as Assistant Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. "Pharmacogenetic testing indicates the ability of an individual to metabolize prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs. The test results include a simple classification system, enabling physicians to quickly assess which classes of drugs will or will not work with a patient's particular genetic makeup and to which drugs a patient may have adverse reaction."

Shaw says that an individualized, personalized approach to prescription and dosage just makes sense. "Restore Health has worked with physicians for over 33 years to customize dose and delivery systems. With the advent of pharmacogenetic testing, the company is now able to provide physicians the information they need to provide the best therapeutic treatments for their patients."

Murray I. Firestone, Ph.D., President of Restore Health, quoted speculative novelist William Gibson, saying, "'The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.' Restore is working on that."

About Restore Health

Restore Health is the first trusted national brand wholly dedicated to bringing personalized specialty medicines to healthcare providers throughout the United States. Its unique full-service solution offers physicians integrated support of custom pharmacy, diagnostic laboratory, and clinical liaison staff. RestoreDirect is the company's proprietary I.T. platform, a cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suite. It was originally conceived nearly a decade ago and designed to meet the unique, business-critical requirements of a specialty compounding pharmacy operating in the personalized medicine space. Mirroring the growth of Restore Health and its creation of a trusted national brand, the RestoreDirect suite of integrated business applications has expanded to support Restore's remote sites and external trading partners through the full spectrum of secure transactions. Since 1982, Restore Health has established a reputation among physicians for providing personalized medications and guidance that truly make a difference in their patients' lives.

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