A 36-year-old male asked:
i am learning about pharmacogenetic testing and was wondering how this will play a role in prescribing drugs to patients in near future?
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Dr. Matt Wachsman answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The genetic testing is not going to come down in price anytime soon. For treatment of cancer it is already sorta being done and the cost is small compared to the drugs and the consequences. Other uses: whether codeine will work for pain (just don't use codeine; also the placebo effect is so high, knowing it doesn't work, doesn't matter). If someone won't digest a medication--just adjust dose.
Answered on Sep 7, 2014
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