New Precision Medicine Study Confirms Dramatic Reduction in Readmissions and ER Visits

Use of pharmacogenetic testing supported by an appropriate clinical decision support tool reduces mortality and overall health resource utilization in patients treated with multiple medications Seattle, WA — YouScript, a proprietary clinical decision support tool designed to assist in medication therapy management, has been shown to reduce readmissions by 52 percent (p=0.007) and ER visits by 42 percent (p=0.045) in … Read More

This Month in Pharmacogenetics and HealthIT – December 2016

Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine is trending like never before, with the strides that are being made in this field. While you can go and search out the news yourself, we want to make it easy for you. You can start by following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and our preferred lab partner, Genelex on Facebook and Twitter. We’re constantly … Read More

CYP2C19 and Clopidogrel Therapy for Stroke Patients

Key Takeaway: The use of clopidogrel plus aspirin compared with aspirin alone reduced the risk of a new stroke only in patients with normal CYP2C19 activity. This supports the findings that CYP2C19 genotype has a role in the efficacy of this treatment. Each year, approximately 795,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke and antiplatelet therapy plays a critical … Read More

Patricia’s Story

“As both a Mental Health Therapist and a patient, I really believe drug sensitivity testing should be done for everyone. “ My name is Patricia.  In 2005 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a right mastectomy.  After undergoing a successful surgery, I began experiencing an unfamiliar feeling.  Immediately after the surgery, I was in intense pain.  Shortly after … Read More

Cyberattack may affect 11 million Premera insurance customers

A cyberattack may have compromised the personal information of approximately 11 million customers insured by Premera Blue Cross. On January 29, 2015, Premera discovered that attackers may have gained access to customer’s information dating as far back as 2002, including names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, bank-account information, and claim information, including clinical information, according to statement issued by … Read More

March: Time to get in the know about colorectal cancer

By Karina Mazhukhina March is national colorectal cancer awareness month. This means if you or someone you love is 50 or older, now’s a perfect time to discuss screening with your physician. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., of cancers that affect both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Read More

Obamacare special enrollment period begins March 15

By Karina Mazhukhina To help consumers avoid tax penalties for not obtaining health insurance coverage this year, a special enrollment period will begin March 15 and end April 30. To qualify, people are expected to confirm: they had to pay a penalty in 2014; cannot claim their income tax forms were the first to inform them of their penalty; and … Read More