“Pharmacogenomics is the study of genetic variations that influence individual response to drugs.
Knowing whether a patient carries any of these genetic variations can help prescribers individualize drug therapy,
decrease the chance for adverse drug events, and increase the effectiveness of drugs.”
– American Medical Association
Many state pharmacy regulations define pharmaceutical care as “provision of drug therapy review and related patient care services intended to achieve positive outcomes.” CareKinesis knows that truly comprehensive drug therapy review should include pharmacogenomics. Our clients have extra support in managing medication risk because CareKinesis geriatric pharmacists consider pharmacogenomic factors when making recommendations about which medications are most appropriate for which patients, and why a particular medication may not be working as expected.
Some of our CareKinesis pharmacists are nationally recognized leaders in PGx.