The FDA decision that 23andMe’s Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service (PGS) should be classified as a medical device was highly controversial. Two experts weigh in on this complex issue.
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Concomitant use of over-the-counter medications without proper guidance by a health care provider and complete understanding of potential risks by patients could potentially result in increased drug interactions, unwanted side effects, and worsening of conditions.
There are several patient populations that are difficult to manage, including those with familial hypercholesterolemia, statin intolerance, or an inadequate response to statin therapy.
Antiplatelet therapy may delay progression of COPD, decrease the risk for acute exacerbations, improve quality of life, and even reduce all-cause mortality.
Cobicistat, a pharmacokinetic (PK) enhancer without antiviral activity, is a relatively new HIV drug booster.
When the Human Genome Project was completed in 2001, it was anticipated that by 2020 the pharmacogenomics approach for predicting drug responsiveness would become standard practice.
Although use of dietary supplements is not always recommended, it is best for clinicians to be knowledgeable about the safety and efficacy data surrounding them in order to assist patients who choose to use them.
To shed light on the often-challenging management of this common condition, MPR presented the case of a hypothetical patient to a doctor who specializes in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.
Physician assistants managing the care of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus must consider both the traditional and SLE-specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited genetic disorder characterized by significantly elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, affects an estimated 620,000 Americans and is generally underdiagnosed and undertreated.