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Can pharmacogenetic testing improve medication adherence?

KEY POINT

Medication adherence is an important problem that contributes to morbidity, mortality, and increased health care costs. Pharmacogenetic testing is a potential avenue to improve medication adherence by increasing patient understanding and engagement in drug therapy.

SOURCES

Haga SB et al. The potential impact of pharmacogenetic testing on medication adherence. Pharmacogenomics J. 2013; [Epub ahead of print].