Unit 9: Unit 9: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAMs) and Pharmacogenomics – Discussion
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Topic: Pharmacogenomics in Primary Care
Explain one of the following statements in your own words. Give an example of implications for you as the prescribing primary care provider.
- Carbamazepine has a black box warning recommending testing for the HLA-B*1502 allele in patients with Asian ancestry prior to starting therapy.
- Testing for CYP2D6 variants prior to starting tamoxifen for breast cancer.
- A genetic variation in how the metabolite of the cancer drug irinotecan SN-38 is inactivated by the body.