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On rat poison and human medicines: personalizing warfarin therapy.
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PMID:  22382089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Teaching old dogs new tricks is difficult, but lessons learned from such efforts can be invaluable. Warfarin is an old drug, difficult to administer and a leading cause of drug-related mortality and hospitalizations. New genetic tests for optimizing warfarin therapy have not been adopted. The debate over precise clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of these tests misses more important points of building a better, cheaper, and more efficient infrastructure to measure the true real-world impact of personalized medicine. However, this same debate about how, when, and where such testing is appropriate has been invaluable to the field of personalized medicine: progress beyond science, in policy, regulations, and logistics can be highlighted along the path to safer and more efficacious warfarin therapy.
Felix W Frueh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in molecular medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-499X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-3-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100966035     Medline TA:  Trends Mol Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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