Pharmacogenomics utilizes modern molecular-genetic pathology methods and quality assurance for the management of pharmacotherapy. This emerging field of medicine enables physicians to treat their patients with personalized medication regimens tailored to patients' unique genotypes. By selecting medication based on a patient's specific metabolism, the clinical application of pharmacogenomics optimizes drug therapy by increasing efficacy, minimizing side effects and reducing the risk of adverse drug interactions, ultimately leading to safer and more effective patient care. Kevin Rosenblatt, The role of pharmacogenomics in pharmacy.
Last date updated on June, 2014