Research reveals significant impact of drug-gene and drug-drug-gene interactions

Why do some patients react differently to the same drug? A study using data analyzed by the YouScript Personalized Prescribing Software¬†has quantified the role genotypes may play in causing adverse drug reactions. The research, published in the journal¬†Pharmacogenomics, showed that a combined 33.9 percent of all potential clinically significant drug interactions were due to drug-gene and drug-drug-gene interactions. These potential … Read More

Meaningful Use requirements linked to fewer adverse drug events

The use of health information technology enhancements, such as clinical decision support tools, can help reduce adverse drug events (ADEs) in hospitals by between 27.3 and 69.2 percent, according to a recently released study of Florida hospitals. The research scrutinizes what impact Meaningful Use (MU) requirements for implementing electronic health records (EHR) systems had on patient care, and the results … Read More